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Updated 9/24/2012

Family Labridae

HAWAII

Oxycheilinus bimaculatus

Female, Kahe Point, Oahu, 30 feet

 

Male, Kewalo, Oahu, 50 feet

 

Male, Kewalo, Oahu, 50 feet

Male, Koloa Landing, Kauai, 40 feet

 

100 foot Hole, Oahu, 80 feet

 

Male, Kahe Point, Oahu, 40 feet

Male, Waimea Bay, Oahu, 25 feet

Male, Waimea Bay, Oahu, 25 feet

  TWOSPOT  WRASSE

A shy species locally common among dead coral and rubble at scuba depths.  Both sexes appear dull grayish-brown at depth, caudal fin of male with an extended upper lobe.  Attains 4 inches.  Hawai‘i, Southern Japan, and the Indo-Pacific.  Formerly known as Cheilinus bimaculatus.