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Family Holocentridae


Neoniphon sammara

Kona Village, Hawaii, 35 feet


Fish Hole, Midway Atoll, 45 feet

Honaunau, Hawaii, 50 feet


Honaunau, Hawaii, 50 feet

SPOTFIN SQUIRRELFISH        'ala'ihi        Ukeguchi-ittodai

Locally common alone or in small groups just above the reef or in crevices in shallow water.  Silver with reddish-brown stripes, and a dark spot on the forward portion of the spiny dorsal fin.  Attains 12 inches.  Hawai'i and the Indo-Pacific.