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Updated 3/21/2015

Family Scaridae

HAWAII

Scarus rubroviolaceus

Female, Hanauma Bay, O'ahu, 25 feet

 

Male, Hanauma Bay, O'ahu, 3 feet

Puako, Hawai'i, 15 feet

 

Female, Night, Hanauma Bay, O'ahu, 3 feet

Female, Night, Hanauma Bay, O'ahu, 3 feet

 

Female, Hanauma Bay, O'ahu, 35 feet

Juvenile, Sharks Cove, O'ahu, 30 feet

 

Female, Night, Kapoho tidepool, Hawai'i

Female, Molokini Back Wall, 50 feet

 

Subadult, YO-257 Wreck, Waikiki, O'ahu, 70 feet

Male, Molokini, 50 feet

 

Female, Molokini, 30 feet

Juvenile, Hale'iwa Trench, O'ahu, 15 feet

 

Juvenile, Sharks Cove, O'ahu, 25 feet



  REDLIP PARROTFISH      uhu pālukaluka (F)     uhu 'ele'ele (M)         Budai

Common on shallow reefs where it feeds upon coralline algae, absent north of French Frigate Shoals in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands.  Elongate with a blunt angular head, smooth exposed jaws, tail with greatly elongated margins, frequently displaying a bicolor pattern.  Females reddish or yellowish brown with dark scale edges, males turquoise or green with pastel hues, juveniles greenish-brown with white stripes, dots, and dark scale edges.  Attains 28 inches.  Hawai'i, the Indo-Pacific, and Tropical Eastern Pacific.