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Updated 6/30/2014

Family Holocentridae


Myripristis kuntee

Makapu'u, Oahu, 25 feet


Fish Hole, Midway, 40 feet

100 ft. Hole, Waikiki, Oahu, 85 feet


Honokohau, Hawaii, 60 feet


Puako, Hawaii, 40 feet

Sea Cave, Oahu, 50 feet


Mahi wreck, Oahu

Honokohau, Hawaii, 35 feet

PEARLY or EPAULETTE SOLDIERFISH        'ū'ū         Kuro-obi-matsukasa

Common in small groups just above the reef or near ledges at scuba depths.  Reddish-orange with a silver background, narrow scales, rounded snout, dark bar through the eye and gill opening, narrow caudal peduncle ahead of the tail, and transparent second dorsal and anal fins tipped with red.  Attains 7 inches.  Hawai'i and the Western Indian Ocean east throughout the Tropical Pacific.