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Family Synodontidae

HAWAII

Synodus dermatogenys

Waianae, Oahu, 40 feet

 

Kahe Point, Oahu, 25 feet

Kewalo Hump, Oahu, 90 feet

 

 

Juvenile, Puako, Hawaii, 80 feet

 

Sharks Cove, Oahu, 35 feet

 

Sharks Cove, Oahu, 15 feet

CLEARFIN LIZARDFISH

Common on sand near reefs at scuba depths.  Mottled light brown with a pale blue lateral stripe and row of brown circles below with yellow centers.  Attains 9 inches.  Hawai‘i and the Indo-Pacific.