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Family Acanthuridae

HAWAII

Acanthurus achilles x Acanthurus nigricans

Juvenile, Puako, Hawaii, 25 feet

HYBRID ACHILLES' x WHITECHEEK SURGEONFISH

One of the few reef fishes known to hybridize in Hawaii; rarely seen.  Head and mid-body of Achilles' Tang.  Posterior half of body like Whitecheek Surgeonfish.  Tail is similar to an Achilles' but the orange bar is pale.