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ENDEMIC HAWAIIAN FISHES  

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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

Apogon maculiferus