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Updated 10/4/2012

Family Holocentridae


Sargocentron diadema

Kaka'ako, Oahu, 50 feet


Kewalo Pipe, Oahu, 60 feet

Night color, Pokai Bay, Oahu, 15 feet

CROWN or DIADEM SQUIRRELFISH       'ala'ihi       Niji-ebisu

Fairly common solitary species found in crevices of shallow reefs.  Ruby red with a rounded profile and pointed snout and black spiny dorsal fin with a white stripe through the middle.  Attains 7 inches.  Hawai'i and the Indo-Pacific.