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Updated 3/16/2014

Family Scorpaenidae

HAWAII

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Haleiwa Beach, Oahu, 10 feet

 

Channel, Midway Atoll, 30 feet

North Beach, Midway Atoll, 10 feet

 

Makapu'u tidepool, Oahu

Makapu'u tidepool, Oahu

 

Ke Iki Beach, Oahu, 20 feet



Sand Island, Oahu, 6 feet

SPOTFIN SCORPIONFISH

Common in crevices or under rocks on shallow reefs during the day, emerges at night to feed.  Olive green or beige mottled with red and white, a prominent branched flap above each eye, and an obscure dark spot on the spiny dorsal fin.  Attains 5 inches.  Endemic to Hawai'i.