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Updated 10/30/2021

Family Serranidae


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Female, Corsair, Midway Atoll, 110 feet


Male, Corsair, Midway Atoll, 110 feet



A beautiful but skittish inhabitant rarely seen along current-swept reefs deeper than 80 feet at Midway Atoll and deeper than 300 feet in the Main Hawaiian Islands.  Attains 18 inches.  Formerly reported from Hawai'i as Caprodon schlegelii, a Japanese species with a continuous white margin on the caudal fin of females, and dark blotches on the dorsal fin of males.  Endemic to Hawai'i.