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Family Scorpaenidae

HAWAII

Pterois sphex    endemic.gif (1686 bytes)

Twin Arches, Midway, 50 feet

 

Macaw Wreck, Midway, 25 feet

Phoenix, Midway, 40 feet

 

Deep Pocket, Midway, 80 feet

Lanai Lookout, Oahu, 30 feet

Twin Arches, Midway, 50 feet

 HAWAIIAN RED LIONFISH or TURKEYFISH     nohu pinao

Uncommon in dark holes at scuba depths.  Reddish-brown with numerous white bars and banded fins, eyes silver crossed by a dark diagonal bar.  Attains 8 inches.  Endemic to Hawai‘i.