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Updated 9/21/2014

Family Acanthuridae


Ctenochaetus hawaiiensis

Juvenile, Honokohau, Hawaii, 35 feet


Juvenile, Puako, Hawaii, 50 feet


Subadult, Honokohau, Hawaii, 35 feet

Subadult, Honokohau, Hawaii, 35 feet

Puako, Hawaii, 30 feet


Kealakekua Bay, Hawaii, 10 feet


Puako, Hawaii, 25 feet

Ho'okena, Hawaii, 40 feet

Red Hill, Hawaii, 50 feet


 CHEVRON TANG         Black kole

Locally common only around the island of Hawai'i and East Maui, the juvenile Chevron Tang is strikingly beautiful and quite skittish, darting about beds of Finger Coral at scuba depth.  Colors gradually fade to dark brown with closely-spaced lines visible at certain angles.  Adults prefer active water among cliffs and boulders.  Attains 11 inches.  Hawai'i and the Tropical Pacific.