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Updated 6/28/2016

Family Diodontidae

HAWAII

Diodon holocanthus

Phoenix, Midway, 40 feet

 

Cabo San Lucas, Baja California, Mexico

Cabo Pulmo, Baja California, Mexico

 

 

Portlock, O'ahu, 30 feet

 

 

Kewalo Pipe, O'ahu, 50 feet

 

Sharks Cove, O'ahu, 25 feet

Sharks Cove, O'ahu, 25 feet

 



Sunabe, Okinawa, 30 feet


Sunabe, Okinawa, 30 feet

SPINY PORCUPINEFISH    kōkala       Harisenbon

Fairly common on shallow reefs where it feeds upon shellfish.  Olive green with distinct brown blotches and a vertical bar through the eye, fins transparent yellow without spots.  Attains 15 inches.  Tropical and subtropical seas worldwide.