Photo 109031853, (c) John Hoover, all rights reserved

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What

Nahacky's Angelfish (Centropyge nahackyi)

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john2454

Description

A juvenile photographed at 100 ft. off South Point, Hawaii. This species is endemic to Johnston Atoll and is only found in Hawaii as an extremely rare waif. I tried to keep the location secret, but it leaked out via FB and the fish was collected and sold to a Japanese aquarist, probably for $5,000 or more! On the bright side, it may will live longer in captivity than it would have on the reef and has made several people very happy.

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