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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