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Updated 10/7/2012

Family Monacanthidae


Cantherhines verecundus   

Chromis, Midway Atoll, 60 feet


Night, Blowhole, Oahu, 25 feet


Blowhole, Oahu, 25 feet

Sharks Cove, Oahu, 40 feet


Kewalo Pipe, Oahu, 60 feet

Night, YO-257, Waikiki, Oahu, 90 feet


Sea Tiger, Oahu, 90 feet

SHY FILEFISH     'ō'ili

A shy species uncommon among rubble or ledges exposed to current at deeper scuba depths where it feeds upon encrusting invertebrates.  Gray-brown, eyes with orange iris, capable of displaying blotches or stripes at will.  Attains 6 inches.  Endemic to Hawai'i.  Related to Cantherhines fronticinctus of the Indo-Pacific.