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Updated 12/27/2013

Family Cirrhitidae


Oxycirrhites typus

Mokapu Pinnacle, Oahu, 110 feet



Red Hill, Hawaii, 100 feet



South Kona, Hawaii


Makapu'u, Oahu, 110 feet

Waikiki Aquarium


Uncommon on gorgonians and black coral exposed to current at depths exceeding 75 feet.  Feeds upon zooplankton.  Attains 5 inches.  A wide-ranging species of Hawai'i, the Indo-Pacific, and Tropical Eastern Pacific.