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Updated 6/28/2016

Family Scaridae

HAWAII

  Calotomus carolinus

Female, Koko Craters, O'ahu, 30 feet

 

Male, Molokini, Maui, 50 feet

Sleeping Male, Kailua-Kona Pier, 15 feet

 

Female, Night, Hanauma Bay, O'ahu, 4 feet

 

Juvenile, Waikiki Aquarium

 

Male, Hanauma Bay, O'ahu, 20 feet

Juvenile, Sea Tiger Wreck, O'ahu, 95 feet

 

 

Female, Kewalo Pipe, O'ahu, 50 feet

 

Female, Pu'u Olai, Maui, 50 feet

Female, Hanauma Bay, O'ahu, 4 feet

 

Juvenile, Kewalo, O'ahu, 50 feet



Male, Sunabe, Okinawa, 25 feet

  STAREYE PARROTFISH        pōnuhunuhu         Taiwan-budai

Fairly common on shallow reefs where it feeds upon seaweed using rough jaws composed of fused pebble-like teeth.  Females brown or mottled with light scale edges and slightly bulging eyes, juveniles with black pectoral fin base and three rows of light spots, males blue-green with pink lines radiating from the eye.  Attains 20 inches.  Hawai'i, the Indo-Pacific, and Tropical Eastern Pacific.  Formerly known as Calotomus spinidens.