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the blackish and white fish just above the hard coral in the photo.


65 feet deep, coast line corals, not hiding but seemed to be hunting when I startled it. it came straight at me then bolted.


very fast, aggressive, 5-6 inches long, many outer fins/wings/flaps. not a lion fish that I know of.

1 Species ID Suggestions

SargonR 6 years ago
Rockmover Wrasse
Novaculichthys taeniourus Rockmover Wrasse, Novaculichthys taeniourus

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1 Comment

SargonR 6 years ago

The fish directly above the coral, my guess would be a juvenile Rockmover Wrasse. Check the reference above.

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Hawaii, USA

Spotted on Jun 17, 2013
Submitted on Jun 17, 2013

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