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Family Labridae

HAWAII

Thalassoma quinquevittatum

Breakers Point, American Samoa, 15 feet

FIVESTRIPE WRASSE

Very rare on shallow Hawaiian reefs exposed to surge but relatively common in other parts of its range.  More likely to be seen around the southern islands of Maui and Hawai‘i.  Attains 5 inches.  Hawai‘i and the Indo-Pacific.