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Updated 8/15/2014

Family Labridae


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Juvenile, Sharks Cove, Oahu, 35 feet


Juvenile, Firehouse, Oahu, 30 feet

Juveniles, Waimea Bay, Oahu, 30 feet


Female, Makapu'u, Oahu, 25 feet


Male, Pitt Stop, Midway Atoll, 45 feet

Female, Pitt Stop, Midway Atoll, 25 feet

Male, Fish Hole, Midway Atoll, 25 feet


Juvenile, Sand Island Pipe, Oahu, 75 feet


Male, Kewalo Pipe, Oahu, 50 feet

Juvenile, Koko Craters, Oahu, 40 feet


Juvenile, Sharks Cove, Oahu, 40 feet


Juvenile, Kea'au, Oahu, 50 feet

Male, Firehouse, Oahu, 30 feet

Female, Firehouse, Oahu, 30 feet

Juvenile, Firehouse, Oahu, 20 feet


Fairly common on reefs at scuba depths.  Tiny juveniles with semi-transparent fins resemble drifting seaweed.  Females are orange, males brown, with rows of bright blue dots.  Attains 4 inches.  Endemic to Hawai'i.  Formerly confused with the Indo-Pacific Macropharyngon meleagris.