Scribbled Filefish, Aluterus scriptus in Kona, Hawaii. Image: Brocken Inaglory/GNU

This proposed species White List of all species approved for aquarium collecting, was approved by the West Hawaii Fishery Council in September 2010. Any species not on the list would not be legal to collect.   (This regulation is not yet in effect, and is not necessarily the one that will be proposed for the whole state.)

1. Yellow Tang Zebrasoma flavescens

2. Chevron Tang Ctenochaetus hawaiiensis

3. Goldring Surgeonfish Ctenochaetus strigosus

4. Achilles Tang Acanthurus achilles

5. Tinker’s Butterflyfish Chaetodon tinkeri

6. Clown Tang Naso lituratus

7. Forcepsfish Forcipiger flavissimus

8. Goldrim Surgeonfish Acanthurus nigricans

9. Potter’s Angelfish Centropyge potteri

10. Fourspot Butterflyfish Chaetodon quadrimaculatus

11. Yellowtail Coris Coris gaimard

12. Ornate Wrasse Halichoeres ornatissimus

13. Orangeband Surgeonfish Acanthurus olivaceus

14. Bird Wrasse Gomphosus varius

15. Eyestripe Surgeonfish Acanthurus dussumieri

16. Multiband Butterflyfish Chaetodon multicinctus

17. Saddle Wrasse Thalassoma duperrey

18. Brown Surgeonfish Acanthurus nigrofuscus

19. Flame Wrasse Cirrhilabrus jordani

20. Thompson’s Surgeonfish Acanthurus thompsoni

21. Peacock Grouper Cephalopholis argus

22. Bluestripe Snapper Lutjanus kasmira

23. Redbarred Hawkfish Cirrhitops fasciatus

24. Psychedelic Wrasse Anampses chrysocephalus

25. Hawaiian Whitespotted Toby Canthigaster jactator

26. Fisher’s Angelfish Centropyge fisheri

27. Hawaiian Dascyllus Dascyllus albisella

28. Milletseed Butterflyfish Chaetodon miliaris

29. Blacklip Butterflyfish Chaetodon kleinii

30. Pyramid Butterflyfish Hemitaurichthys polylepis

31. Shortnose Wrasse Macropharyngodon geoffroy

32. Black Durgon Melichthys niger

33. Spotted Boxfish Ostracion meleagris

34. Blackside Hawkfish Paracirrhites forsteri

35. Hawaiian Longfin Anthias Pseudanthias hawaiiensis

36. Eightstripe Wrasse Pseudocheilinus octotaenia

37. Fourstripe Wrasse Pseudocheilinus tetrataenia

38. Smalltail Wrasse Pseudojuloides cerasinus

39. Lei Triggerfish Sufflamen bursa

40. Gilded Triggerfish Xanthichthys auromarginatus

DAR – Hawaii Division of Aquatic Resources

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