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Family Ephippidae

INDO-PACIFIC

Platax orbicularis

Pacific Beach Hotel, Oahu

ORBICULAR SPADEFISH

Locally common on coral reefs & dropoffs.  Slightly protruding snout.  Pelvic fins mostly yellow, dorsal & anal fins edged with black.  Attains 18 inches.  Indo-Pacific excluding Hawaii.