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Updated 3/10/2013

Family Acanthuridae

HAWAII

Naso unicornis

Hanauma Bay, Oahu, 40 feet

 

Juvenile, Sharks Cove, Oahu, 20 feet

Postlarvae, Midway Atoll, from Tuna stomach

 

Oceanarium, Pacific Beach Hotel, Waikiki

Black Rock, Maui, 10 feet

 

 

Juvenile at night, Makapu'u tidepool, Oahu

 



Lanai Lookout, Oahu, 15 feet

Kapoho tidepool, Hawaii

BLUESPINE UNICORNFISH        kala        Tenguhagi

Common in shallow water where it feeds upon algae.  Attains 30 inches.  Adults with a horn situated just above the eyes.  Olive green, it can display an iridescent blue splash at will.  Hawaii & the Indo-Pacific.