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Updated 12/18/2015

Family Scorpaenidae


Taenianotus triacanthus

Kahe Point, Oahu, 30 feet


Blowhole, Oahu, 30 feet

Makapu'u, Oahu, 30 feet


Angel Ledge, Midway Atoll, 80 feet


Firehouse, Oahu, 35 feet


Kewalo Pipe, Oahu, Hawaii, 50 feet



Makapu'u tidepool, Oahu


Wakatobi, Indonesia, 50 feet

Makapu'u tidepool, Oahu


Firehouse, Oahu, 35 feet


Kaloko, Oahu, 6 feet


YO-257 Wreck, Waikiki, Oahu, 100 feet


Portlock, Oahu, 20 feet

Ke Iki Beach, Oahu, 20 feet


Kewalo Pipe, Oahu, 60 feet


Kewalo Pipe, Oahu, 60 feet


Honokohau, Hawaii, 20 feet


Fairly common on reefs at any depth in depressions or near coral heads, occasionally rocking side-to-side like a piece of seaweed.  Highly compressed body with stout pectoral fins used for walking and support.  Color variable, usually cream or light brown.  Attains 4 inches.  Hawai'i and the Indo-Pacific.