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HAWAII

Myripristis amaena

Fish Hole, Midway Atoll, 40 feet

 

100 foot Hole, Waikiki, Oahu, 80 feet

 

Molokini Back Wall, 60 feet

BRICK or REDFIN SOLDIERFISH       'ū'ū       Matsukasa

Fairly common in mixed-species aggregations under ledges in shallow water.  Large scaled, with entirely red fins except the pelvic fins that are edged with white, and a black bar on the eye and gill opening above the pectoral fin.  Attains 11 inches.  Hawai'i, Okinawa, Micronesia and Polynesia.