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Updated 9/22/2012

Family Callionymidae


Callionymus decoratus   

Haleiwa Trench, Oahu, 8 feet


Ft. Kamehemeha, Oahu, 10 feet



Female, Sharks Cove, Oahu, 35 feet



Wailupe, Oahu, 12 feet



Male, North Shore, Oahu


Juvenile, Sharks Cove, Oahu, 50 feet


Uncommon or simply overlooked as it remains partially buried in sand near hard reef at any depth.  Males have a caudal fin almost as long as the body.  Attains 10 inches.  Endemic to Hawai'i.