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Kuhlia xenura

(Kuhlia xenura)

Description

Kuhlia xenura, the strange-tailed flagtail is a species of flagtail endemic to Hawaii, where it occurs in fresh, brackish, and marine waters. It can be found in tide pools, estuaries, and on reefs occurring over sand or rock. This species grows to a standard length of 22.2 cm (8.7 in).

Taxonomic tree:

Domain:
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum:
Class: Actinopterygii
Order:Perciformes
Family:Kuhliidae
Genus:Kuhlia
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