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Family Emmelichthyidae


Snapper-like fishes of deep reefs which have small scales and highly extendible jaws.  They feed upon large zooplankton.  Occasionally landed by the deep bottomfish fishery.


Erythrocles scintillans

GOLDEN ROVER or KALEKALE    Hawaii-chibiki

Rare around the island of Hawai‘i at depths of 300 to 800 feet.  Slender orange body with a pointed snout, granular teeth, large eyes, and yellow fins.  Attains 15 inches and 2 pounds.  Occurs in Hawai‘i, Okinawa, Ogasawara, and the Society Islands.