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Family Labridae


Iniistius celebicus

Juvenile, Sharks Cove, Oahu, 25 feet

Juvenile, Firehouse, Oahu, 35 feet


Female, Firehouse, Oahu, 35 feet



Supermale, Firehouse, Oahu, 35 feet


Uncommon over sand at scuba depths.  Pale blue-gray with a large dark patch behind the pectoral fin and another blotch ahead of the tail.  Feeds upon invertebrates and dives into the sand when threatened.  Similar to the endemic Iniistius umbrilatus.  Attains 8 inches.  Indonesia east to Hawai‘i and Samoa.