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Updated 9/21/2014

Family Acanthuridae

HAWAII

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.