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Updated 12/27/2013

Family Cirrhitidae


Cirrhitus pinnulatus

Makapu'u Pinnacle, Oahu, 15 feet


Lanai Lookout, Oahu, 40 feet


Hanauma Bay, Oahu, 25 feet


Sharks Cove, Oahu, 20 feet

STOCKY HAWKFISH        po'opa'a

Common on shallow reefs exposed to wave action.  A thick-bodied fish that sits on the reef and darts into crevices when approached.  Feeds upon small fish and a wide variety of mobile invertebrates including snails.  Attains 11 inches.  Hawai'i & the Indo-Pacific.