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Updated 1/1/2013

Family Mullidae


Parupeneus pleurostigma

Hanauma Bay, Oahu, 25 feet


Lanai Lookout, Oahu, 40 feet


Juvenile, Waimea Bay, Oahu, 30 feet


Night, Tug Pier, Midway, 20 feet

Lana'i Lookout, Oahu, 40 feet


Fairly common on sandy reefs at scuba depths where it feeds upon invertebrates during the day.  Pinkish-gray with a black blotch below the first dorsal fin followed by a large white area.  Assumes a mottled red, white, and black pattern at night.  Attains 13 inches.  Hawai'i and the Indo-Pacific.