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Family Ostraciidae


Ostracion whitleyi

Female, Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, 35 feet

Female, Kewalo Pipe, Oahu, 50 feet


Male, Sharkfin, Lana'i, 60 feet



Female, Kewalo Hump, Oahu, 85 feet


Female, Ho'okena, Hawaii, 50 feet

Female w/brown spots, Kona, Hawaii


Brown and white females are uncommon on coral reefs at scuba depths while blue-striped males are rarely seen among rubble at depths exceeding 70 feet.  Attains 6 inches.  Hawai'i south to French Polynesia.