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Updated 6/30/2024

Family Labridae

HAWAII - ENDEMIC

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Juvenile, Sharks Cove, O'ahu, 40 feet

 

Juvenile, Waimea Bay, O'ahu, 30 feet

Juvenile, Sharks Cove, O'ahu, 35 feet

 

Juvenile, Kea'au, O'ahu, 50 feet

 

Juvenile, Kewalo Hump, O'ahu, 90 feet

Female, Mokuleia, O'ahu, 100 feet

Female, Waimanalo, O'ahu, 45 feet

 

Female, Fish Hole, Midway Atoll, 30 feet

 

Female, 100-foot Hole, Waikiki, Oahu, 85 feet

Male, Pitt Stop, Midway Atoll, 40 feet

 

Male, Fish Hole, Midway Atoll, 30 feet

Male, Fish Hole, Midway Atoll, 40 feet

 

Male, East Reef, Midway Atoll, 4 feet

 



Juvenile, Ho'okena, Hawai'i, 15 feet


Juvenile, Sharks Cove, O'ahu, 30 feet


Female, Kalaeloa, Oahu, 35 feet


Female, Ko'olina, Oahu, 25 feet
 
   

HAWAIIAN HOGFISH     'a'awa     Kitsune-bera

A robust wrasse seen on reefs at scuba depths.  Females are fairly common but males are rare, and tiny juveniles are seen during spring and early summer.  One of the few wrasses large and palatable enough to be taken regularly by fishermen, a popular local name is Table Boss.  Attains 20 inches.  Endemic to Hawai'i.  Formerly known as Bodianus bilunulatus which occurs in the Tropical Pacific.