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Updated 9/11/2015

Family Monacanthidae


Pervagor spilosoma    endemic.gif (1686 bytes)

Channel, Midway, 35 feet


Courting, Makapu'u, Oahu, 25 feet

Pale morph, Kaka'ako, Oahu, 30 feet


Sharks Cove, Oahu, 25 feet

YO-257 Wreck, Waikiki, Oahu, 65 feet


Makapu'u Pinnacle, O'ahu, 20 feet

Makapu'u, O'ahu, 15 feet

FANTAIL FILEFISH     'ō'ili 'uwi 'uwi

Rare on reefs at any depth where it feeds upon algae and small invertebrates.  This species experiences boom-or-bust population cycles, the last major influx occurring in the late 1980's.  Gold to cream with irregular black spots and lines and orange tail with a black and yellow margin.  Attains 7 inches.  Endemic to Hawai'i.