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Family Scaridae

HAWAII

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Male, USS Macaw, Midway Atoll, 40 feet

 

Subadult, Angel Ledge, Midway Atoll, 80 feet

Female, Angel Ledge, Midway Atoll, 80 feet

 

 

Juvenile, Waimea Bay, Oahu, 25 feet

 

Juvenile, Kahe Point, Oahu, 30 feet

YELLOWBAR PARROTFISH

Quite rare around the Main Hawaiian Islands but locally common in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands.  Rough jaws of fused pebble-like teeth graze tough seaweed.  Females mottled gray-brown with tiny white dots and a pale bar behind the pectoral fins, males greenish-gray with a yellow bar with white spots behind the pectoral fin and red cheeks.  Attains 12 inches.  Endemic to Hawai‘i.