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Updated 9/21/2014

Family Acanthuridae

HAWAII

Acanthurus nigricans

Juvenile, Mahukona, Hawaii, 25 feet

 

Cabo Pulmo, Baja California, Mexico, 20 feet

Hanauma Bay, Oahu, 25 feet

 

Honokohau, Hawaii, 40 feet

Puako, Hawaii, 25 feet



Ho'okena, Hawaii, 20 feet

WHITECHEEK SURGEONFISH

Rare on shallow reefs exposed to surge, more common around Maui and the island of Hawai'i.  May hybridize with Acanthurus achilles.  Attains 8 inches.  Western Australia to Okinawa, Hawai'i, French Polynesia, and the Tropical Eastern Pacific.