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Updated 12/16/2012

Family Aulostomidae


Aulostomus chinensis

Hanauma Bay, 20 feet


Hanauma Bay, Oahu, 20 feet

Hanauma Bay, Oahu, 35 feet

Fish Hole, Midway Atoll, 30 feet


Hanauma Bay, Oahu, 20 feet

Sea Cave, Oahu, 60 feet


Juvenile, Portlock, Oahu, 20 feet


Honaunau, Hawaii, 50 feet

Red Hill, Hawaii, 50 feet


Ho'okena, Hawaii, 50 feet

Sea Tiger, Oahu, 90 feet


Juvenile, South Kona, Hawaii

Cargo Pier, Midway Atoll, 20 feet


Common on reefs at any depth where it preys upon small fish during the day.  Brown or yellow, sometimes lined with white, reddish-brown at night.  Fine-scaled body vertically flattened, eyes small and round, tail blunt and paddle-like.  Attains 3 feet.  Indo-Pacific & Tropical Eastern Pacific.  Replaced by Aulostomus maculatus in the Tropical Western Atlantic.