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Updated 9/13/2022

Family Chaetodontidae


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Juvenile, Kahe Point, Oahu, 25 feet


Hanauma Bay, Oahu, 25 feet

Kewalo, Oahu, 15 feet


Palea Point, Oahu, 30 feet

100 ft. Hole, Waikiki, Oahu, 75 feet


Hanauma Bay, Oahu, 25 feet

Juvenile, Makua, Oahu, 10 feet


Sea Tiger Wreck, Oahu, 75 feet

Nihoa, NWHI, 40 feet


Angel Ledge, Midway Atoll, 80 feet

YO-257 wreck, Waikiki, Oahu, 50 feet


Juvenile, Waimea Bay, Oahu, 25 feet


Eating fish eggs, Makapu'u, Oahu, 25 feet


Night, Mahi wreck, Oahu, 80 feet


Makapu'u, Oahu, 25 feet

Kaiaka Wall, Oahu, 75 feet

Juvenile, Kaiona, Oahu, 5 feet

Waianae, Oahu, 25 feet


An aggregating species common from Maui to Nihoa on reefs, rocky outcrops, walls, and wrecks exposed to current to at least 800 feet deep.  Feeds upon zooplankton, benthic invertebrates, detritus, and fish eggs.  Attains 6 inches.  Endemic to Hawai'i.  Closely related to Chaetodon guentheri of the Western Pacific.