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Updated 6/11/2017

Family Synodontidae


Synodus rubromarmoratus

Kewalo Pipe, Oahu, 60 feet

Kaohe, Hawaii, 85 feet


100 foot Hole, Oahu, 80 feet




Rare among rubble deeper than 60 feet.  Distinct red areas on cheek and top of head behind eyes, hourglass shaped bars grading to dark brown below.  Easily confused with redheaded Synodus binotatus.  Attains 4 inches.  Scattered records from East Australia to Ogasawara and Hawai'i.