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Updated 3/20/2014

Family Serranidae

HAWAII

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Angel Ledge, Midway Atoll, 90 feet

 

Female, Angel Ledge, Midway Atoll, 90 feet

 

Male, Angel Ledge, Midway Atoll, 90 feet

 

 

Male, Pearl & Hermes Reef, NWHI, 40 feet

 

Male, Moku Manu Pinnacle, Oahu, 100 feet



Male, Waikiki Aquarium
 

HAWAIIAN or THOMPSON'S ANTHIAS

Harems are rare along ledges exposed to current deeper than 80 feet around the Main Hawaiian Islands but in as little as 30 feet at Pearl & Hermes Reef in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands.  Ovate with a pointed snout, orange fading to pink below, pink lines on the cheek, and tail lobes without magenta.  Attains 9 inches.  Endemic to Hawai'i.