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More than 20 percent of Hawaiian reef fishes are found nowhere else in the world.  Several are especially common and easily recognized by snorkelers and divers while others are rare.  These endemic species are especially well-represented at the oldest islands including Pearl & Hermes Reef, Midway Atoll, and Kure Atoll at the northwest end of the island chain.

Potter's Angelfish

Centropyge potteri 


Juvenile Masked Angelfish

Genicanthus personatus 


Female Masked Angelfish

Genicanthus personatus 


Male Masked Angelfish

Genicanthus personatus 


Bandit Angelfish

Apolemichthys arcuatus

Hawaiian Bigeye

Priacanthus meeki 


Ewa Fangblenny

Plagiotremus ewaensis 


Gosline's Fangblenny

Plagiotremus goslinei 


Marbled Blenny

Entomacrodus marmoratus 


Scarface Blenny

Cirripectes vanderbilti 


Zebra Blenny

Istiblennius zebra 


Bluelined Butterflyfish

Chaetodon fremblii 


Milletseed Butterflyfish

Chaetodon miliaris 


Pebbled Butterflyfish

Chaetodon multicinctus 


Hawaiian Chub

Kyphosus hawaiiensis 


Orangemargin Butterflyfish

Prognathodes basabei 


Hawaiian Ruby Cardinalfish

Apogon erythrinus 


Spotted Cardinalfish

Ostorhinchus maculiferus