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Neoniphon aurolineatus

Lahilahi Point, Oahu, 80 feet

GOLDLINE SQUIRRELFISH         'ala'ihi         Ittodai

Quite rare in small groups under ledges at depths exceeding 80 feet.  A beautiful pink fish with gold stripes.  Attains 12 inches.  Spotty distribution from the Western Indian Ocean east to Japan, Hawai'i, and the Marquesas Islands.