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Family Synodontidae


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


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.