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Updated 2/24/2013

Family Synodontidae


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


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.