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Updated 8/14/2016

Family Labridae

HAWAII

Iniistius pavo

Juvenile, Firehouse, O'ahu, 35 feet

 

 

 

Kahe Point, O'ahu, 30 feet

 

Juvenile, Honaunau, Hawai'i, 25 feet

 

Juvenile, Firehouse, O'ahu, 35 feet

 

Juvenile, Alligator Rock, O'ahu, 25 feet

Black Morph, Kewalo, O'ahu, 90 feet

 

Black morph, Pu'u Olai, Maui, 50 feet

Black Morph, Hanauma Bay, O'ahu, 30 feet

 



Juvenile, Firehouse, O'ahu, 30 feet


Juvenile, Firehouse, O'ahu, 30 feet
   

PEACOCK RAZORFISH     laenihi     Hoshi-tensu

Locally common over sand at scuba depths and juveniles are seen during summer.  Color pattern varies with age, adults gray with indistinct vertical bars, a white patch behind the pectoral fins, and a small oblong black spot above.  Black individuals are rare and nearly indistinguishable from black Iniistius aneitensis.  Attains 12 inches.  A popular food fish that feeds upon buried invertebrates and dives into the sand when threatened.  Hawai�i, Indo-Pacific, and Tropical Eastern Pacific.  Formerly known as Hemipteronotus pavoninus, black fish as Hemipteronotus niger.