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Updated 12/27/2013

Family Cirrhitidae

HAWAII

Paracirrhites forsteri

Hanauma Bay, Oahu, 40 feet

 

Sea Tiger, Oahu, 80 feet

Blowhole, Oahu, 25 feet

 

Puako, Hawaii, 25 feet

 

Dark form, Poloa, American Samoa, 30 feet

 

Sharkfin, Lana'i, 30 feet

Juvenile, Waimea Bay, Oahu, 30 feet

 

Ho'okena, Hawaii, 40 feet

 

Sea Cave, Oahu, 40 feet

Makapu'u, Oahu, 20 feet

 

Juvenile, YO-257 Wreck, Waikiki, Oahu, 75 feet 

Juvenile, Mokapu, Oahu, 35 feet

Juvenile, Haleiwa Trench, Oahu, 15 feet

 



Subadult, Haleiwa Trench, Oahu, 15 feet


Sharks Cove, Oahu, 25 feet

BLACKSIDE HAWKFISH        hilu piliko'a

Fairly common on large coral heads in shallow water.  Head brown or pink with dark red freckles and broad black stripe on the side bordered with yellow-white.  Juveniles are white below with yellowish-green over brown or yellow over reddish-black stripes above.  A dark South Pacific form without stripes has a yellow tail.  Attains 9 inches.  Hawai'i & the Indo-Pacific.