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Updated 12/16/2012

Family Aulostomidae

HAWAII

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

CHINESE TRUMPETFISH    NUNU     Hera-yagara

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.