Hawaiian Fish Names

 HAWAIIAN ISLANDS LOCAL NAMES

(sorted by local name)

LOCAL NAME                   COMMON NAME                   SCIENTIFIC NAME
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A`U FAMILY                   Billfish Family               ISTIOPHORIDAE
A'awa                        Hawaiian Hogfish              BODIANUS BILUNULATUS
'Aha                         Houndfish                     TYLOSURUS CROCODILUS
'Aha                         Keeltail Needlefish           PLATYBELONE ARGALUS
Ahi                          Yellowfin Tuna                THUNNUS ALBACARES
Ahi                          Bluefin Tuna                  THUNNUS THYNNUS
Ahi Palaha                   Albacore                      THUNNUS ALALUNGA
AHI, AKU, ONO FAMILY         Mackerel Family               SCOMBRIDAE
Aholehole                    Hawaiian Flagtail             KUHLIA SANDVICENSIS
Aku                          Skipjack Tuna                 KATSUWONUS PELAMIS
Akule (Adlt)                 Bigeye Scad                   SELAR CRUMENOPHTHALMUS
'Ala'ihi                     Saber Squirrelfish            SARGOCENTRON SPINIFERUM
'Ala'ihi                     Yellowstriped Squirrelfish    HOLOCENTRUS ENSIFER
'Ala'ihi                     Peppered Squirrelfish         SARGOCENTRON PUNCTATISSIMUM
'Ala'ihi                     Crown Squirrelfish            SARGOCENTRON DIADEMA
'Ala'ihi                     Hawaiian Squirrelfish         HOLOCENTRUS XANTHERYTHRUM
'Ala'ihi                     Spotfin Squirrelfish          NEONIPHON SAMMARA
'Ala'ihi                     Tahitian Squirrelfish         SARGOCENTRON TIERE
'Ala'ihi & U'u (Menpachi)    Squirrelfish Family           HOLOCENTRIDAE
'Ama'ama                     Striped Mullet                MUGIL CEPHALUS
Api                          Whitespotted Surgeonfish      ACANTHURUS GUTTATUS
A'u                          Black Marlin                  MAKAIRA INDICA
A'u                          Blue Marlin                   MAKAIRA NIGRICANS
A'u                          Striped Marlin                TETRAPTURUS AUDAX
Awa                          Milkfish                      CHANOS CHANOS
Awaaua                       Hawaiian Tenpounder           ELOPS HAWAIENSIS
Awela                        Christmas Wrasse              THALASSOMA TRILOBATUM
Aweoweo                      Bigeye Family                 PRIACANTHIDAE
'Aweoweo                     Glasseye                      HETEROPRIACANTHUS CRUENTATUS
'Aweoweo                     Hawaiian Bigeye               PRIACANTHUS MEEKI
Blackeye Kole                Black Surgeonfish             CTENOCHAETUS HAWAIIENSIS
Butaguchi                    Thick Lipped Jack             PSEUDOCARANX DENTEX
E nenue, Nenue Pala (ylw)    Lowfin Chub, Rudderfish       KYPHOSUS VAIGIENSIS
E nenue, Nenue, Nenue pala   Gray Chub, Rudderfish         KYPHOSUS BIGIBBUS
Hagatsuo                     Dogtooth Tuna                 GYMNOSARDA UNICOLOR
HAHALUA FAMILY               Manta Family                  MOBULIDAE
Hapu'upu'u                   Hawaiian Grouper              EPINEPHELUS QUERNUS
Hawkfish Family              Hawkfish Family               CIRRHITIDAE
HIHIMANU FAMILY              Eagle Ray Family              MYLIOBATIDAE
Hilu piliko'a                Blackside Hawkfish            PARACIRRHITES FORSTERI
Hinalea                      Psychedelic Wrasse            ANAMPSES CHRYSOCEPHALUS
Hinalea Akilolo              Yellowtail Coris              CORIS GAIMARDI
Hinalea Akilolo              Shortnose Wrasse              MACROPHARYNGODON GEOFFROYI
Hinalea Family               Wrasse Family                 LABRIDAE
Hinalea Hilu                 Yellowstripe Coris            CORIS FLAVOVITTATA
Hinalea Lauwili              Saddle Wrasse                 THALASSOMA DUPERREYI
Hinalea Luahine              Blacktail Wrasse              THALASSOMA BALLIEUI
Hinalea-Nuku I'iwi           Bird Wrasse                   GOMPHOSUS VARIUS
Ho'u                         Surge Wrasse                  THALASSOMA PURPUREUM
Humuhumu                     Triggerfishes/Filefishes      BALISTIDAE
Humuhumu 'ele'ele            Black Triggerfish             MELICHTHYS NIGER
Humuhumu hi'ukole            Pinktail Durgon               MELICHTHYS VIDUA
Humuhumu nukunuku apua'a     Reef Triggerfish              RHINECANTHUS RECTANGULUS
Humuhumu nukunuku apua'a     Lagoon Triggerfish            RHINECANTHUS ACULEATUS
Humuhumu umaumalei           Lei Triggerfish               SUFFLAMEN BURSA
'Iao                         Hawaiian Silverside           ATHERINOMORUS INSULARUM
Iheihe                       Halfbeak Fish Family          HEMIRAMPHIDAE
Iheihe                       Green Halfbeak                EULEPTORHAMPHUS VIRIDIS
Iheihe                       Polynesian Halfbeak           HEMIRAMPHUS DEPAUPERATUS
Iheihe                       Acute Halfbeak                HYPORHAMPHUS ACUTUS
Kahala                       Greater Amberjack             SERIOLA DUMERILI
Kaku                         Great Barracuda               SPHYRAENA BARRACUDA
Kala                         Blue Spine Unicornfish        NASO UNICORNIS
Kala                         Whitemargin Unicorn Fish      NASO ANNULATUS
Kala Family                  Unicorn Surgeonfish Genus     NASO
Kala Lolo                    Paletail Unicornfish          NASO BREVIROSTRIS
Kale Kale                    Von Siebold'S Snapper         PRISTIPOMOIDES SIEBOLDII
Kamanu                       Rainbow Runner                ELAGATIS BIPINNULATA
Kawaele'a                    Heller'S Barracuda            SPHYRAENA HELLERI
Kawakawa                     Kawakawa                      EUTHYNNUS AFFINIS
Ke'o Ke'o                    Frigate Mackerel              AUXIS THAZARD
Kihikihi                     Moorish Idol                  ZANCLUS CORNUTUS
Kikakapu                     Bluestripe Butterflyfish      CHAETODON FREMBLII
Kikakapu                     Threadfin Butterflyfish       CHAETODON AURIGA
Kikakapu                     Teardrop Butterflyfish        CHAETODON UNIMACULATUS
Kikakapu                     Racoon Butterflyfish          CHAETODON LUNULA
Kokala                       Porcupinefish                 DIODON HYSTRIX
Kokala                       Spiny Porcupinefish           DIODON HOLOCANTHUS
KOKALA FAMILY                Porcupinefish Family          DIODONTIDAE
Kumu                         Whitesaddle Goatfish          PARUPENEUS PORPHYREUS
Kupipi                       Blackspot Sergeant            ABUDEFDUF SORDIDUS
Kupoupou                     Cigar                         CHEILIO INERMIS
Lae                          Leatherback                   CHORINEMUS SANCTIPETRI
Laenihi                      Razorfish Genus               HEMIPTERONOTUS
Laenihi                      Baldwin'S Wrasse              HEMIPTERONOTUS BALDWINI
Laenihi                      Peacock Razorfish             HEMIPTERONOTUS  PAVONINUS
Laenihi                      Blackside Razorfish           HEMIPTERONOTUS UMBRILATUS
Lau Wiliwili                 Milletseed Butterflyfish      CHAETODON MILIARIS
Lauhau                       Fourspot Butterflyfish        CHAETODON QUADRIMACULATUS
Lau'ipala                    Yellow Tang                   ZEBRASOMA FLAVESCENS
Lauli                        Black Trevally                CARANX LUGUBRIS
Lauwiliwilinukunuku'oi'oi    Longnose Butterflyfish        FORCIPIGER FLAVISSIMUS
Lehi                         Ironjaw Snapper               APHAREUS RUTILANS
Loulu                        Scrawled Filefish             ALUTERUS SCRIPTUS
Lupe                         Stingray Family               DASYATIDAE
Mahi Mahi                    Dolphin                       CORYPHAENA HIPPURUS
Mahi Mahi                    Pompano Dolphin               CORYPHAENA EQUISELIS
Maiii                        Brown Surgeonfish             ACANTHURUS NIGROFUSCUS
Maiko                        Bluelined Surgeonfish         ACANTHURUS NIGRORIS
Maikoiko                     White Bar Surgeonfish         ACANTHURUS LEUCOPAREIUS
Makukana                     Thornback Cowfish             LACTORIA FORNASINI
Malamalama                   Lined Coris                   CORIS BALLIEUI
Malu                         Sidespot Goatfish             PARUPENEUS PLEUROSTIGMA
Mamo                         Hawaiian Sergeant             ABUDEFDUF ABDOMINALIS
MAMO FAMILY                  Damselfishes                  POMACENTRIDAE
Maneoneo                     Sailfin Tang                  ZEBRASOMA VELIFERUM
Manini                       Convict Tang                  ACANTHURUS TRIOSTEGUS
Mano                         Sandbar Shark                 CARCHARHINUS PLUMBEUS
Mano                         Gray Reef Shark               CARCHARHINUS AMBLYRHYNCHOS
Mano                         Galapagos Shark               CARCHARHINUS GALAPAGENSIS
MANO FAMILY                  Requiem Shark Family          CARCHARHINIDAE
Mano Kihikihi                Scalloped Hammerhead Shark    SPHYRNA LEWINI
Mano Lalakea                 White Tip Reef Shark          TRIAENODON OBESUS
Mano Pa'ele                  Black-Tipped Reef Shark       CARCHARHINUS MELANOPTERUS
Menpachi Ulua                Bigeye Trevally               CARANX SEXFASCIATUS
Mikiawa                      Round Herring                 ETRUMEUS TERES
Moa                          Spotted Boxfish               OSTRACION MELEAGRIS
Moano                        Manybar Goatfish              PARUPENEUS MULTIFASCIATUS
Moano Kale                   Blue Goatfish                 PARUPENEUS CYCLOSTOMUS
Moi                          Six-Fingered Threadfin        POLYDACTYLUS SEXFILIS
Monchong                     Pomfrets                      BRAMIDAE
Mu                           Bigeye Emperor                MONOTAXIS GRANDOCULIS
Munu                         Doublebar Goatfish            PARUPENEUS BIFASCIATUS
Na'ena'e                     Orangeband Surgeonfish        ACANTHURUS OLIVACEUS
Nehu                         Hawaiian Anchovies            ENCRASICHOLINA PURPUREA
Nenue                        Highfin Rudderfish            KYPHOSUS CINERASCENS
NENUE FAMILY                 Sea Chubs                     KYPHOSIDAE
No Bite Ulua                 Barred Jack                   CARANGOIDES FERDAU
Nohu                         Scorpionfish Family           SCORPAENIDAE
Nohu                         Hawaiian Lionfish             DENDROCHIRUS BARBERI
Nohu                         Devil Scorpionfish            SCORPAENOPSIS DIABOLUS
Nohu                         Titan Scorpionfish            SCORPAENOPSIS CACOPSIS
Nohu                         Speckled Scorpionfish         SCORPAENA CONIORTA
Nohu                         Spotfin Scorpionfish          SCORPAENA BALLIEUI
Nunu                         Trumpetfish                   AULOSTOMUS CHINENSIS
Nunu Peke                    Cornetfish                    FISTULARIA COMMERSONI
Ohua                         Ornate Wrasse                 HALICHOERES ORNATISSIMUS
'O'ili                       Barred Filefish               CANTHERHINES DUMERILI
'O'ili lepa                  Squaretail Filefish           CANTHERHINES SANDWICHIENSIS
'O'ili 'uwi'uwi              Fantail Filefish              PERVAGOR SPILOSOMA
'O'io                        Smallmouth Bonefish           ALBULA GLOSSODONTA
Omilu                        Bluefin Trevally              CARANX MELAMPYGUS
Ono                          Wahoo                         ACANTHOCYBIUM SOLANDRI
O'opu                        Goby Family                   GOBIIDAE
O'opu hue                    Speckled Baloonfish           AROTHRON MELEAGRIS
O'opu hue                    Stripebelly Puffer            AROTHRON HISPIDUS
O'opu Kai Nohu               Large Headed Scorpionfish     PONTINUS MACROCEPHALUS
Opakapaka                    Pink Snapper                  PRISTIPOMOIDES FILAMENTOSUS
Opelu                        Mackerel Scad                 DECAPTERUS MACARELLUS
Opelu Kala                   Sleek Unicornfish             NASO HEXACANTHUS
'Opule                       Pearl Wrasse                  ANAMPSES CUVIERI
Paki'I                       Lefteye Flounder Family       BOTHIDAE
Paki'I                       Flowery Flounder              BOTHUS MANCUS
Pakuikui                     Achilles Tang                 ACANTHURUS ACHILLES
Palani                       Eyestriped Surgeonfish        ACANTHURUS DUSSUMIERI
Papa Ulua                    Island Jack                   CARANGOIDES ORTHOGRAMMUS
Piha                         Delicate Round Herring        SPRATELLOIDES DELICATULUS
Piliko'a                     Arc-Eye Hawkfish              PARACIRRHITES ARCATUS
Piliko'a                     Redbarred Hawkfish            CIRRHITOPS FASCIATUS
Ponuhunuhu                   Stareye Parrotfish            CALOTOMUS CAROLINUS
Po'o-nui                     Bigeye Tuna                   THUNNUS OBESUS
Po'opa'a                     Stocky Hawkfish               CIRRHITUS PINNULATUS
Po'ou                        Ringtail Wrasse               CHEILINUS UNIFASCIATUS
Pualu                        Yellowfin Surgeonfish         ACANTHURUS XANTHOPTERUS
Pualu                        Ringtail Surgeonfish          ACANTHURUS BLOCHII
Puhi                         Moray Family                  MURAENIDAE
Puhi                         Zebra Moray Eel               GYMNOMURAENA ZEBRA
Puhi                         Stout Moray Eel               GYMNOTHORAX EUROSTUS
Puhi                         Steindachner'S Moray Eel      GYMNOTHORAX STEINDACHNERI
Puhi                         Needle-Tooth Moray            UROPTERYGIUS MACROCEPHALUS
Puhi Kapa                    Snowflake Moray Eel           ECHIDNA NEBULOSA
Puhi Kauila                  Dragon Moray                  MURAENA PARDALIS
Puhi Kauila                  Viper Moray                   ENCHELYNASSA CANINA
Puhi Laumilo                 Undulated Moray Eel           GYMNOTHORAX UNDULATUS
Puhi Leihala                 Barred Moray                  ECHIDNA POLYZONA
Puhi Paka                    Yellowmargin Moray Eel        GYMNOTHORAX FLAVIMARGINATUS
Puhi Uha                     Mustache Conger Eel           CONGER CINEREUS
Puhi'oni'o                   Whitemouth Moray Eel          GYMNOTHORAX MELEAGRIS
Puhi'ou                      Yellowhead Moray Eel          GYMNOTHORAX RUEPPELLIAE
Puhi-Palahoana Family        Cusk Eel Family               OPHIDIIDAE
Pu'uloa'i                    Ambon Toby                    CANTHIGASTER AMBOINENSIS
Roi                          Peacock Grouper               CEPHALOPHOLIS ARGUS
Stripes                      Stripey                       MICROCANTHUS STRIGATUS
Summer Mullet                Summer Mullet                 VALAMUGIL ENGELI
Taape                        Bluestipe Snapper             LUTJANUS KASMIRA
Toau                         Blacktail Snapper             LUTJANUS FULVUS
Uhu                          Parrotfish Family             SCARIDAE
Uhu                          Bandtail Parrotfish           SCARUS TAENIURUS
Uhu                          Bullethead Parrotfish         SCARUS SORDIDUS
Uhu                          Palenose Parrotfish           SCARUS PSITTACUS
Uhu 'ahu'ula                 Spectacled Parrotfish         SCARUS PERSPICILLATUS
Uhu Lauia                    Regal Parrotfish              SCARUS DUBIUS
Uhu Palukaluka               Redlip Parrotfish             SCARUS RUBROVIOLACEUS
Ukikiki                      Bingham'S Snapper             PRISTIPOMOIDES ZONATUS
Uku                          Green Jobfish                 APRION VIRESCENS
`Ula `ula                    Ruby Snapper                  ETELIS CARBUNCULUS
`Ula `ula koa'e              Longtailed Red Snapper        ETELIS CORUSCANS
'Ulae                        Lizardfishes                  SYNODONTIDAE
'Ulae                        Slender Lizardfish            SAURIDA GRACILIS
Ulua                         Jack Family                   CARANGIDAE
Ulua au kea                  Giant Trevally                CARANX IGNOBILIS
Ulua Kihikihi                African Pompano               ALECTIS CILIARIS
Ulua Pa'opa'o                Golden Trevally               GNATHANODON SPECIOSUS
Umaumalei                    Orangespine Unicornfish       NASO LITURATUS
Uouoa                        Sharpnose Mullet              NEOMYXUS LEUCISCUS
'Upapalu                     Cardinalfishes                APOGONIDAE
'Upapalu                     Spotted Cardinalfish          APOGON MACULIFERUS
'Upapalu                     Iridescent Cardinalfish       APOGON KALLOPTERUS
'Upapalu                     Bandfin Cardinalfish          APOGON MENESEMUS
'U'u                         Bigscale Soldierfish          MYRIPRISTIS BERNDTI
'U'u                         Brick Soldierfish             MYRIPRISTIS AMAENA
'U'u                         Epaulette Soldierfish         MYRIPRISTIS KUNTEE
'U'u                         Yellowfin Soldierfish         MYRIPRISTIS CHRYSERES
'U'u                         Whitetip Soldierfish          MYRIPRISTIS VITTATA
'U'u                         Roughscale Soldierfish        PLECTRYPOPS LIMA
Wahanui                      Smalltooth Jobfish            APHAREUS FURCATUS
Walu                         Oilfish                       RUVETTUS PRETIOSUS
Weke a'a                     Yellowstripe Goatfish         MULLOIDICHTHYS FLAVOLINEATUS
Weke Nono                    Pflugers Goatfish             MULLOIDICHTHYS PFLUGERI
Weke Pueo                    Bandtail Goatfish             UPENEUS ARGE
Weke Ula (red)               Yellowfin Goatfish            MULLOIDICHTHYS VANICOLENSIS
Yelloweye Kole               Goldring Surgeonfish          CTENOCHAETUS STRIGOSUS




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