Hawai'i Coral Reef Network

Fishes of Hawai'i 

 Family Aulostomidae 

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Description: usually gray or brown with a tubular snout, lobate caudal fin, and 8-12 isolated dorsal spines. A bright yellow color phase is also common in Hawaii.
Size: to 108 cm
Habitat: common sight on Hawaiian reefs, often seen swimming alongside another fish
Diet: small fishes

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Last update: 1/25/2005