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Family Acanthuridae


Acanthurus thompsoni

Honaunau, Hawaii, 35 feet


Wakatobi, Indonesia, 50 feet

YO-257 Wreck, Waikiki, Oahu, 50 feet

Juvenile, Mokuleia, Oahu, 100 feet


Juvenile, Mokuleia, Oahu, 100 feet


Fairly common in deep water exposed to current where it feeds upon zooplankton.  Blue-gray or gray-brown with black spots at posterior base of dorsal fin and pectoral fin.  Hawaiian fish lack a white tail as is typical elsewhere.  Attains 10.5 inches.  Hawaii & the Indo-Pacific.