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Family Acanthuridae


Naso brevirostris

Peek-a-boo, Midway, 30 feet


Sea Life Park, Hawaii

Kahe Point, Oahu, 35 feet


Peek-a-boo, Midway, 30 feet


Maui Ocean Center


Juvenile, Sea Tiger wreck, Oahu, 75 feet

Subadult, Hanauma Bay, Oahu, 5 feet

PALETAIL UNICORNFISH        kala lōlō        Tsumari-tenguhagi

Fairly common in deep water exposed to current where it feeds upon zooplankton.  Large adults with fine dots and lines, axis of horn level with eye.  Juveniles gray with white tail.  Attains 24 inches.  Hawaii, Indo-Pacific, Galapagos.