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Family Labridae

HAWAII

Iniistius umbrilatus    endemic.gif (1686 bytes)

Pokai Bay, Oahu, 30 feet

BLACKSIDE RAZORFISH         LAENIHI

Locally common over sand at scuba depths.  Pale gray with a single dark patch behind the pectoral fin.  Very similar to Iniistius celebicus.  Feeds upon invertebrates and dives into the sand when threatened.  Attains 9 inches.  Endemic to Hawai‘i.  Formerly known as Hemipteronotus umbrilatus.