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Nototodarus hawaiiensis is often island-associated and captured over seamounts or island slopes but is also caught off the continental shelf of Australia. During the day, in Hawaiian waters, it has been observed sitting or swimming near the sea floor. At night its habits are unknown but it is not seen around surface night-lights. Maximum size known is about 250 mm ML, commonly reaches 150 mm ML (Dunning and Förch, 1998).
Figure. Dorsal view of a female N. hawaiiensis, 180 mm ML, Philippine waters.Drawing from Voss (1963).