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Updated 2/24/2013

Family Synodontidae

HAWAII

Saurida flamma

Cargo pier, Midway Atoll, 30 feet

 

Puako, Hawaii, 30 feet

Haleiwa Trench, Oahu, 60 feet

 

Makua, Oahu, 30 feet

Angel Ledge, Midway Atoll, 80 feet

Alligator Rock, Oahu, 25 feet

ORANGEMOUTH LIZARDFISH

Uncommon among coral reefs in clear water.  Mouth full of bristle-like teeth with alternating orange and white bars.  Attains 13 inches.  Anti-tropical distribution limited to Hawai‘i, Johnston Island, Pitcairn, Austral Islands, and Rapa.