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Updated 8/17/2013

Family Labridae

HAWAII

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Juvenile, Three Tables, Oahu, 30 feet

 

Juvenile, Makaha, Oahu, 30 feet

 

Juvenile, Waimea Bay, Oahu, 30 feet

 

Juvenile, Three Tables, Oahu, 40 feet

 

Juvenile, Waimea Bay, Oahu, 20 feet

Female, Waimea Bay, Oahu, 30 feet

 

Female, Sharks Cove, Oahu, 75 feet

 

Male, Kahe Point, Oahu, 20 feet

 

Male, Makaha, Oahu, 30 feet

Male, Lanai Lookout, Oahu, 25 feet

 

Male, Lanai Lookout, Oahu, 25 feet

 

Supermale, North Beach, Midway Atoll, 8 feet

Male, Kea'au, Oahu, 50 feet

 

Male, Makapu'u, Oahu, 25 feet

 

 

Male, Waimea Bay, Oahu, 30 feet

 



Male, Firehouse, Oahu, 20 feet

Emerging from sand after rest, Poipu, Kauai

   

ELEGANT CORIS     

Common on sandy reefs at any depth, while supermales are extremely rare.  Colors vary considerably with age and gender, with a constant being the dark tag on upper tip of the gill cover.  Juveniles and subadults are reddish-brown or gray and white with a wide brown stripe on the upper anterior half.  Attains 8 inches.  Endemic to Hawai'i.