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Family Holocentridae


Sargocentron punctatissimum

Tug Pier, Midway, 10 feet


Sharks Cove, Oahu, 20 feet

Night, Makai Pier, Oahu, 15 feet


Hanauma Bay, Oahu, 4 feet

Makapu'u tidepool, Oahu 

PEPPERED SQUIRRELFISH      'ala'ihi       Ittoudai

Very common in crevices of shallow reefs, tidepools, and harbor breakwaters.  Stout silver body with red stripes and scattered brown dots, and the spiny dorsal fin is transparent below and white and red above.  This is the red fish seen darting about tidepools at night.  Attains 5 inches.  Hawai'i and the Indo-Pacific.  Formerly known as Adioryx lacteoguttatus.