National Geographic : 1941 Mar
© National Geographic Society Natural Color Photograph byWalter H.Chute Polynesian Undersea Gardens Teem with "Butterflies" Conspicuous because of their bright colors, these little fishes are seen everywhere on reefs and in harbors. They arecalled indiscriminately "Kikakapu" by Hawaiians. Hawaiian Butterflyfish (upper) has a wide range throughout the islands. Spot Diagonal Butterflyfish(center right) iscommon atHawaii, but is replaced westward by Bar Diagonal Butterflyfish (center left). Little Chaetodon trifasciatus (lower), not plentiful anywhere, isprobably themost beautiful of the group. White objects on the lava rock are calcareous tubes of a plumose worm.