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Family Scaridae

HAWAII

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Female, Fish Hole, Midway Atoll, 30 feet

 

Female, Corsair, Midway Atoll, 115 feet

Female, night, Tug Pier, Midway Atoll, 20 feet

 

Male, Macaw Wreck, Midway Atoll, 30 feet

Male, Hanauma Bay, Oahu, 5 feet

 

Male, Fish Hole, Midway Atoll, 40 feet

Female, Hanauma Bay, Oahu, 10 feet

 

Female, Fish Hole, Midway Atoll, 30 feet

Harem, Midway Lagoon, 6 feet

 

Juvenile, Sharks Cove, Oahu, 25 feet

Female, Hanauma Bay, Oahu, 4 feet

 

Female, Hanauma Bay, Oahu, 4 feet

SPECTACLED PARROTFISH      uhu ‘ahu‘ula (F)     uhu uliuli (M)

Uncommon in the Main Hawaiian Islands due to fishing but very common in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands on shallow reefs where it feeds upon coralline algae.  Broadly oval with a blunt head, square tail, and smooth jaws.  Females purplish-brown with a white caudal peduncle and red fins, males blue with a darker saddle ahead of the eyes, fuchsia scale edges and overlay on the head, and a greenish-yellow blotch above the pectoral fin base.  Juveniles brown with three white stripes and white dots.  Attains 24 inches.  Endemic to Hawai‘i.  Formerly known as Scarus perspicillatus.