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Updated 9/21/2014

Family Holocentridae


Sargocentron tiere

Honaunau, Hawaii, 30 feet


Hanauma Bay, Oahu, 25 feet

Ho'okena, Hawaii, 30 feet

BLUESTRIPE or TAHITIAN SQUIRRELFISH       'ala'ihi      Aosuji-ebisu

A shy species uncommon in caverns at scuba depths especially around Maui and the island of Hawai'i.  Red with a white arc behind the eye and iridescent blue stripes on the belly, dorsal fin red with white-tipped spines.  Attains 13 inches.  Western Indian Ocean islands east to Hawai'i and Pitcairn Island.