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Updated 8/18/2013

Family Cirrhitidae


Paracirrhites arcatus

Honaunau, Hawaii, 30 feet


Pokai Bay, Oahu, 50 feet

Juvenile, Ka'ohe, Hawaii, 40 feet


Mokapu, Oahu, 30 feet

100 ft. Hole, Waikiki, Oahu, 75 feet


Blowhole, Oahu, 25 feet

Firehouse, Oahu, 30 feet


Corsair, Oahu, 105 feet


Haleiwa Trench, Oahu, 15 feet

ARCEYE HAWKFISH        piliko‘a

Abundant on Cauliflower and Antler Coral at scuba depths.  Two forms exist, the light brown form with a broad white stripe is common while the entirely reddish-brown form is uncommon, both have the distinctive multicolored arc around the eye.  Attains 5.5 inches.  Hawai‘i & the Indo-Pacific.