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Family Tonnidae


Tonna perdix

Juvenile, Makapu'u, Oahu


Tug Pier, Midway, 25 feet


Makapu'u tidepool, Oahu



Kewalo Pipe, Oahu, 50 feet


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.