Whitespine Surgeonfish / Eyestripe Surgeonfish Gymnothorax meleagris

The Whitespine Surgeonfish aka Eyestripe Surgeonfish is easy to recognize by its distinctive coloratrions as seen in the photo above.

Like all species of Surgeonfish there is a spine just before the tailfin. As the name implys the spine of the Whitespine Surgeonfish Surgeonfish is white.

These fish are found in tropical waters of the Indo-West and Central Pacific, including Hawaii where this picture was taken.

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