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Family Holocentridae

HAWAII

Pristilepis oligolepis

Phoenix, Midway, 75 feet

Pitt Stop, Midway, 50 feet

WHITE-SCALE SQUIRRELFISH         Yase-ebisu

Rare beyond diving depths in the Main Hawaiian Islands but occasionally seen at scuba depths at Midway Atoll.  A large attractive species with rows of white scales.  Attains 12 inches.  Restricted to subtropical islands including Hawai'i, Japan, Easter Island, Lord Howe Island, Western Australia, and Reunion.