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Family Mullidae


Parupeneus chrysonemus 

SE Kure Atoll, 50 feet


Subadult, Waikiki Aquarium


Rare among sand and rubble at scuba depths at Kure, Midway, and Pearl & Hermes Reef in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands, and deeper than 150 feet around the Main Hawaiian islands.  White with reddish brown stripes and yellow barbels.  Attains 9 inches.  Endemic to Hawai'i.