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Female, Pu'u Olai, Maui, 50 feet

 

Male, Pu'u Olai, Maui, 50 feet

Pyramid Rock, Oahu, 75 feet

 

Kewalo, Oahu, 90 feet

 

Makua, Oahu, 20 feet

Juvenile, Makua, Oahu, 20 feet

HAWAIIAN RAZORFISH or KNIFEFISH

Fairly common on sand flats at any depth.  Light greenish-gray occasionally with indistinct vertical bars and a small black spot on the caudal peduncle, males with an additional white-edged spot at midbody.  Attains 8 inches.  Endemic to Hawai'i.  Similar to the Indo-Pacific Cymolutes praetextatus.  Formerly known as Hemipteronotus leclusei.