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Family Holocentridae

HAWAII

Plectrypops lima

Pitt Stop, Midway, 40 feet

 

Kaunolu Point, Lana'i, 25 feet

Kaunolu Point, Lana'i, 25 feet

ROUGH-SCALE or PRICKLY SOLDIERFISH

A shy but fairly common species that emerges from deep holes at night.  Plump with large eyes set far forward allowing binocular vision.  Difficult to approach or photograph.  Attains 10 inches but usually much less.  Hawai'i, the Indo-Pacific, and offshore islands of the Tropical Eastern Pacific.