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Family Scaridae


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Male, USS Macaw, Midway Atoll, 40 feet


Subadult, Angel Ledge, Midway Atoll, 80 feet

Female, Angel Ledge, Midway Atoll, 80 feet



Juvenile, Waimea Bay, Oahu, 25 feet


Juvenile, Kahe Point, Oahu, 30 feet


Quite rare around the Main Hawaiian Islands but locally common in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands.  Rough jaws of fused pebble-like teeth graze tough seaweed.  Females mottled gray-brown with tiny white dots and a pale bar behind the pectoral fins, males greenish-gray with a yellow bar with white spots behind the pectoral fin and red cheeks.  Attains 12 inches.  Endemic to Hawai'i.