Blackbelt hogfish have a dark front half of the body and white to yellowish rear half of the body. Separating these two regions is a wide, oblique black band, or its “black belt.” A black spot at the base of the pectoral fin base is present. In the juvenile phase, blackbelt hogfish are purple to nearly black with a double row of large black edged yellow spots.
Pink anemonefish can be pink to orange in coloration and has a narrow white bar on the head and another narrow white stripe that starts on the nose and runs underneath the dorsal fin to the tail.
The black bar on the back half of the body divides the coloration of the body – tan with fine dark scale margins at the front and a white back and tail. The pectoral fins have a yellow hue.
The longnose butterflyfish is identified by its elongate nose. It has a black upper head and silvery white below. The rest of the body is yellow with a large black spot below the tail base.
The jewel damselfish has a brownish body that often fades to light tan or white toward the tail. It is covered in small blue spots.
The dash-dot goatfish is white in coloration, with a black stripe that extends from the nose to beneath the back of the dorsal fin. A large black spot is present just before the tail fin. The dash-dot goatfish also has yellow on its upper back.
The pennant bannerfish is a white butterflyfish with three black bands, one through the eye, one through the dorsal and anal fin and the other along the upper rear of the body. The top of the snout is yellow. The tallest dorsal spines trails a father-like pennant.
Although sometimes ruddy or reddish in coloration, the ruddy fusilier can also be bluish silver. This fusilier has red or black tips on the tail lobes and has a thin, brown to black mid-lateral stripe.
Variable colors but most commonly shades of brown. Covered in numerous small spots on head and forebody. Brown striped area toward rear of body.
This small damselfish is variable in color (commonly pale mauve or black in Fiji) but always retains a yellow nose and a large, black spot on the middle of the dorsal fin. Talbot’s demoiselle has yellow pelvic fins as well.