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Family Ptereleotridae

HAWAII

Ptereleotris heteroptera

Poloa, American Samoa, 50 feet

Makua, Oahu, 35 feet

SPOT-TAIL or INDIGO DARTFISH

Uncommon over sandy rubble at scuba depths.  Pairs inhabit a burrow into which they dart for safety.  Skittish and difficult to approach.  Attains 4 inches.  Red Sea to Okinawa, Hawaii & the Society Islands.