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Family Tonnidae

HAWAII

Tonna perdix

Juvenile, Makapu'u, Oahu

 

Tug Pier, Midway, 25 feet

 

Makapu'u tidepool, Oahu

 

 

Kewalo Pipe, Oahu, 50 feet

PARTRIDGE TUN

Uncommon in shallow water at night when hunting for sea cucumbers.  Empty shells are commonly inhabited by hermit crabs and sea anemones.  Animal has bluish glow when active.  Attains 9 inches.  Hawaii, Indo-West & Tropical Eastern Pacific.  Replaced by Tonna maculosa in the Atlantic.