Iso hawaiiensis Gosline, 1952
Hawaiian surf sardine
photo by Randall, J.E.

 Family:  Isonidae (Isonids)
 Max. size:  5 cm TL (male/unsexed)
 Environment:  reef-associated; depth range 0 - 2 m
 Distribution:  Pacific Ocean: Marshall Islands, Hawaii and Rapa.
 Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 5-7; Dorsal soft rays (total): 14-16; Anal spines: 1-1; Anal soft rays: 20-25. Teeth in jaws restricted to first third along free edge of premaxilla. Dorsal edge of opercle without notch and process (Ref. 9769).
 Biology:  Inhabits rough surf and waves around rocky headlands and reefs. Nothing is known of the biology of this species (Ref. 9769).
 IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated  (Ref. 96402)
 Threat to humans:  harmless
 Country info:   

 Entered by: Binohlan, Crispina B. - 28.10.95
 Modified by: Bailly, Nicolas - 02.07.13

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