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Updated 9/21/2014

Family Scaridae

HAWAII

Chlorurus spilurus

Lanai Lookout, Oahu, 40 feet

 

Male, Hanauma Bay, Oahu, 25 feet

Male, Hanauma Bay, Oahu, 25 feet

 

Bite marks on dead coral

Female, YO-257, Oahu, 75 feet

 

Female, Hanauma Bay, Oahu, 25 feet

 

Male, Kailua Bay, Hawaii, 15 feet

 

Juvenile with black spot on peduncle

Juveniles, Moku o Loe, Kaneohe, 3 feet




Juvenile, Haleiwa Trench, Oahu, 20 feet


Ho'okena, Hawaii, 50 feet
 

 BULLETHEAD PARROTFISH         uhu         Budai

Common on shallow reefs where it feeds upon coralline algae.  Head blunt but angular with smooth fused jaws and a square tail.  Females reddish brown with two rows of white dots, orange marks on the head, dark fins, and a pale band ahead of the tail with a large brown spot.  Males variable, blue or green with a yellow or orange center and blue fins.  Juveniles dark with four pale stripes.  Attains 16 inches.  Hawai'i and the Tropical Pacific.  Formerly known as Chlorurus (Scarus) sordidus.