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Updated 3/8/2014

Family Acanthuridae

HAWAII

Acanthurus achilles

Hanauma Bay, Oahu, 25 feet

 

Hanauma Bay, Oahu, 3 feet

Juvenile, Kealakekua Bay, Hawaii, 15 feet

 

Hanauma Bay, Oahu, 6 feet

Juvenile, Sea Cave, Oahu, 40 feet

 

Sharks Cove, Oahu, 10 feet

 

Juvenile, Makapu'u, Oahu, 15 feet

Juvenile, Lana'i Lookout, Oahu, 30 feet

 



Hanauma Bay, Oahu, 4 feet



Hanauma Bay, Oahu, 4 feet
 

 ACHILLES TANG        pāku'iku'i

Common on shallow reefs exposed to breaking waves where it feeds upon filamentous algae.  Occasionally creates hybrids with the Whitecheek Surgeonfish. Attains 10 inches.  Hawai'i, Micronesia, and Polynesia, waifs present in the Tropical Eastern Pacific.