Fishes of Nationa Park of American Samoa

Scientific Fish Names

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Samoan Name Common Name Park Status
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Ablennes hians flat needlefish open ocean Native
Abudefduf septemfasciatus mutu seven-bar sergeant Present in Park Common Native
Abudefduf sexfasciatus mamo scissortail sergeant Present in Park Common Native Abudefduf sexfasciatus. mamo. scissortail sergeantAbudefduf sexfasciatus. scissortail sergeant, 20 March 2002, Pago Pago harbor
Abudefduf sordidus mutu blackspot sergeant Present in Park Common Native Abudefduf sordidus. Mutu. Blackspot sergeantAbudefduf sordidus. Mutu. Blackspot sergeantAbudefduf sordidus. Mutu. Blackspot sergeant
Abudefduf vaigiensis mamo Indo-Pacific sergeant Present in Park Common Native Abudefduf vaigiensis. Indo-Pacific sergeant
Acanthocybium solandri paala wahoo Present in Samoa Native
Acanthurus achilles kolama
maikolama
pone-i`umumu
achilles tang Present in Park Uncommon Native Acanthurus achilles. maikolama, kolama, pone-i`umumu. Achilles tangAcanthurus achilles. maikolama, kolama, pone-i`umumu. Achilles tang
Acanthurus albipectoralis whitefin tang Present in Park Uncommon Native Acanthurus albipectoralis. whitefin tang - Ofu Lagoon,  4 March 2002
Acanthurus auranticavus pone orange-socket surgeonfish Present in Samoa rare non-native
Acanthurus blochii ringtail surgeonfish Present in Park Common Native Acanthurus blochii. ringtail surgeonfishAcanthurus blochii. ringtail surgeonfishAcanthurus blochii. ringtail surgeonfish
Acanthurus guttatus maogo whitespotted surgeonfish Present in Park Common Native Acanthurus guttatus. maogo. whitespotted surgeonfishAcanthurus guttatus. maogo. whitespotted surgeonfish Acanthurus guttatus. maogo. whitespotted surgeonfishAcanthurus guttatus. maogo. whitespotted surgeonfish; Ofu, 6 July 2002
Acanthurus leucocheilus pale-lipped surgeonfish Present in Park Uncommon Native
Acanthurus lineatus alogo lined surgeonfish Present in Park Abundant Native Acanthurus lineatus. alogo. lined surgeonfishAcanthurus lineatus. alogo. lined surgeonfish -  Ofu Lagoon, 2 March 2002
Acanthurus maculiceps spottedface surgeonfish Present in Park Rare Native
Acanthurus mata palagi-si`usina elongate surgeonfish Present in Park Rare Native
Acanthurus nigricans gaitolama
i`usina
laulama
goldrim surgeonfish Present in Park Abundant Native Acanthurus nigricans. i`usina, laulama, gaitolama. goldrim surgeonfishAcanthurus nigricans. i`usina, laulama, gaitolama. goldrim surgeonfishAcanthurus nigricans. i`usina, laulama, gaitolama. goldrim surgeonfish - Ofu Lagoon, 10 March 2002Acanthurus nigricans. i`usina, laulama, gaitolama. goldrim surgeonfish, 5 March 2002, Ofu between airport and harbor
Acanthurus nigricauda pone-i`usina blackstreak surgeonfish Present in Park Uncommon Native  
Acanthurus nigrofuscus ponepone brown surgeonfish Present in Park Common Native Acanthurus nigrofuscus. ponepone. brown surgeonfishAcanthurus nigrofuscus. ponepone. brown surgeonfishAcanthurus nigrofuscus. ponepone. brown surgeonfishAcanthurus nigrofuscus. ponepone. brown surgeonfish
Acanthurus nigroris ponepone bluelined surgeonfish Present in Park Uncommon Native Acanthurus nigroris. ponepone. bluelined surgeonfishAcanthurus nigroris. ponepone. bluelined surgeonfish
Acanthurus olivaceus afinamea
pone-apasama
orangeband surgeonfish Present in Park Common Native Acanthurus olivaceus. pone-apasama, afinamea. orangeband surgeonfishAcanthurus olivaceus. pone-apasama, afinamea. orangeband surgeonfishAcanthurus olivaceus. pone-apasama, afinamea. orangeband surgeonfish (juv)
Acanthurus pyroferus pone-i`usina mimic surgeonfish Present in Park Common Native Acanthurus pyroferus.  pone-i'usina. mimic surgeonfish - Ta'u, Fagamalo, 11 March 2002Acanthurus pyroferus. pone-i'usina. mimic surgeonfishAcanthurus pyroferus. pone-i'usina. mimic surgeonfishAcanthurus pyroferus. pone-i'usina. mimic surgeonfish
Acanthurus thompsoni pone-i`usina Thompson's surgeonfish Present in Park Common Native
Acanthurus triostegus manini convict surgeonfish Present in Park Common Native Acanthurus triostegus. manini. convict surgeonfishAcanthurus triostegus. manini. convict surgeonfishAcanthurus triostegus. manini. convict surgeonfishAcanthurus triostegus. manini. convict surgeonfish
Acanthurus xanthopterus yellowfin surgeonfish Present in Park Uncommon Native Acanthurus xanthopterus. yellowfin surgeonfishAcanthurus xanthopterus. yellowfin surgeonfish
Aethaloperca rogaa redmouth grouper Unconfirmed Native
Aesopia heterorhinos ali banded sole Present in Samoa Native
Aetobatus narinari fai-manu
fai-pe`a
spotted eagleray Present in Park Uncommon Native Aetobatus narinari. fai-pe`a, fai-manu. spotted eaglerayAetobatus narinari. fai-pe`a, fai-manu. spotted eagleray
Albula sp. ava bonefish Present in Samoa Native Albula sp. ava. bonefishAlbula sp. ava. bonefish
Alectis ciliaris noasami
to`uto`u
threadfin jack Unconfirmed Native
Alopiidae thresher sharks Present in Samoa Native
Alticus saliens mano`o-papa Alticus blenny Unconfirmed Native
Aluterus scriptus falala
ume-aleva
scrawled triggerfish Present in Park Uncommon Native Aluterus scriptus. ume-aleva, falala. scrawled triggerfishAluterus scriptus. ume-aleva, falala. scrawled triggerfish
Amanses scopas falala
pa`umalo
broom triggerfish Present in Samoa Native
Ambassis miops lafa glassfish Present in Samoa Native
Ambassis safga lafa glassfish Present in Samoa Native
Amblycirrhitus bimacula la`o twinspot hawkfish Unconfirmed Native
Amblycirrhitus unimacula la`o onespot hawkfish Unconfirmed Native Amblycirrhitus unimacula. la`o. onespot hawkfish
Amblyeleotris ellipse ellipse shrimpgoby Present in Park Rare Native
Amblyeleotris fasciata mano`o-popo barred shrimpgobi Present in Park Common Native Amblyeleotris fasciata. mano`o-popo. barred shrimpgobi Amblyeleotris fasciata. mano`o-popo. barred shrimpgobiAmblyeleotris fasciata. mano`o-popo. barred shrimpgobi
Amblyeleotris guttata mano`o-popo yellowspotted shrimpgobi Present in Park Abundant Native Amblyeleotris guttata. mano`o-popo. yellowspotted shrimpgobiAmblyeleotris guttata. mano`o-popo. yellowspotted shrimpgobiAmblyeleotris guttata. mano`o-popo. yellowspotted shrimpgobi
Amblyeleotris katherine Katherine's shrimpgobi Present in Park Abundant Native
Amblyeleotris periophthalma mano`o-popo blotchy shrimpgoby Present in Park Abundant Native Amblyeleotris periophthalma. mano`o-popo. blotchy shrimpgobyAmblyeleotris periophthalma. mano`o-popo. blotchy shrimpgoby
Amblyeleotris sp. 17 mano`o-popo shrimpgoby Present in Samoa Native Amblyeleotris sp. 17. mano`o-popo. shrimpgoby
Amblyeleotris sp. 20 mano`o-popo shrimpgoby Present in Samoa Native Amblyeleotris sp. 20. mano`o-popo. shrimpgoby
Amblyeleotris randalli Randall's shrimpgoby Unconfirmed Native
Amblyeleotris steinitzi mano`o-popo Steinitz' shrimpgobi Present in Park Uncommon Native
Amblygaster sirm pelupelu spotted sardinella Present in Samoa Native
Amblyglyphidodon curacao staghorn damselfish Present in Samoa Native
Amblyglyphidodon flavilatus yellowfin damsel Present in Park Common Native
Amblyglyphidodon orbicularis tu`u`u-mamo orbicular damsel Present in Park Uncommon Native
Amblygyphidodon ternatensis ternate damsel Present in Park Uncommon Native
Amblygobius albimaculatus goby Unconfirmed Native
Amblygobius nocturnus pajama goby Present in Park Common Native
Amblygobius phalaena mano`o-fugafuga calico goby Present in Park Abundant Native Amblygobius phalaena. mano`o-fugafuga. calico gobyAmblygobius phalaena. mano`o-fugafuga. calico gobyAmblygobius phalaena. mano`o-fugafuga. calico goby
Amphiprion akallopisos nosestripe anemonefish Present in Park Common Native
Amphiprion bartbadensis Fiji damselfish Present in Park Rare Native
Amphiprion chrysopterus tu`u`u-lumane orange-fin anemonefish Present in Park Common Native Amphiprion chrysopterus. tu`u`u-lumane. orange-fin anemonefishAmphiprion chrysopterus. tu`u`u-lumane. orange-fin anemonefish
Amphiprion clarkii tu`u`u-lumane Clark's anemonefish Present in park Native Amphiprion clarkii. tu`u`u-lumane. Clark's anemonefish
Amphiprion melanopus tu`u`u-lumane dusky anemonefish Present in Park Common Native Amphiprion melanopus. tu`u`u-lumane. dusky anemonefishAmphiprion melanopus. tu`u`u-lumane. dusky anemonefishAmphiprion melanopus. tu`u`u-lumane. dusky anemonefish - with recruit
Amphiprion perideraion tu`u`u-lumane pink anemonefish Present in Samoa Native Amphiprion perideraion. tu`u`u-lumane. pink anemonefishAmphiprion perideraion. tu`u`u-lumane. pink anemonefish
Anampses caeruleopunctatus sugale-mafalaugutu bluespotted wrasse Present in Park Uncommon Native Anampses caeruleopunctatus. sugale-mafalaugutu. bluespotted wrasseAnampses caeruleopunctatus. sugale-mafalaugutu. bluespotted wrasse
Anampses chrysocephalus wrasse Present in Park Uncommon Native
Anampses melanurus blacktail wrasse Present in Park Uncommon Native
Anampses meleagrides sugale-tatanu spotted wrasse Present in Park Rare Native
Anampses twistii sugale-tatanu yellowbreasted wrasse Present in Park Common Native
Anarchias allardicei Allardice's moray Present in Samoa Native
Anarchias leucurus moray Present in Samoa Native
Anguilla australis tuna freshwater eel Present in Samoa Native Anguilla australis. tuna. freshwater eel
Anguilla celebesensis tuna Indonesian mottled eel Present in Samoa Native
Anguilla marmorata tuna marbled eel Present in Park Common Native
Anguilla mauritiana tuna giant mottled eel Present in Samoa Common Native
Anguilla megastoma tuna Polynesian longfin eel Present in Park Common Native
Anomalops kaptoptron two-fin flashlightfish Present in Park Rare Native
Antennarius analis tailjet frogfish Present in Samoa Native Antennarius analis. tailjet frogfish
Antennarius coccineus whitebait frogfish Unconfirmed Native
Antennarius commersoni giant frogfish Unconfirmed Native

Antennarius commersoni. giant frogfishAntennarius commersoni. giant frogfishAntennarius commersoni. giant frogfishAntennarius commersoni. giant frogfishAntennarius commersoni. giant frogfish

Antennarius drombus frogfish Unconfirmed Native  
Antennarius mummifer opulent frogfish Unconfirmed Native
Antennarius rosaceus rosy frogfish Unconfirmed Native
Antennatus tuberosus reticulated anglerfish  Unconfirmed Native Antennarius tuberosus. reticulated frogfish
Anyperodon leucogrammicus gatala-aleva slender grouper Present in Park Uncommon Native Anyperodon leucogrammicus. gatala-aleva. slender grouper
Aphareus furca palu-aloalo smalltooth jobfish Present in Park Abundant Native Aphareus furca. palu-aloalo. smallmouth jobfishAphareus furca. palu-aloalo. smallmouth jobfish
Aphareus rutilans palu-gutusiliva
palu-makomako
palu-sina
rusty jobfish Present in Park Uncommon Native Aphareus rutilans. palu-gutusiliva, palu-sina, palu-makomako.  rusty jobfishAphareus rutilans. palu-gutusiliva, palu-sina, palu-makomako.  rusty jobfish Aphareus rutilans. palu-gutusiliva, palu-sina, palu-makomako.  rusty jobfish
Apogon crassiceps fo-si`umu ruby cardinalfish Unconfirmed Native Apogon crassiceps. fo-si`umu. ruby cardinalfish
Apogon dammermani fo-malau cardinalfish Unconfirmed Native Apogon dammermani. fo-malau. cardinalfish
Apogon doryssa longspine cardinalfish Unconfirmed Native
Apogon endekataenia elevenbanded cardinalfish Present in Park Rare Native
Apogon fragilis fragile cardinalfish Present in Park Common Native
Apogon hypselonotus fo-si`umu cardinalfish Native Apogon hypselonotus. fo-si`umu. cardinalfish
Apogon indicus surge cardinalfish Present in Samoa Native Apogon indicus. surge cardinalfish
Apogon leptacanthus (Zoramia leptocantha) threadfin cardinalfish Unconfirmed Native Apogon leptocanthus. threadfin cardinalfish
Apogon robustus cardinalfish Present in Samoa Native

Apogon robustus. cardinalfishApogon robustus. cardinalfish

Apogon sp. 1 fo-talamemea cardinalfish Present in Samoa Native Apogon sp 1. fo-talamemea. cardinalfish
Apogonichthys perdis camouflage cardinalfish Present in Samoa Native
Apolemichthys trimaculatus threespot angelfish Present in Park Common Native
Aporops bilinearis ateate poreless podge Unconfirmed Native
Aprion virescens asoama
utu
green jobfish Present in Park Rare Native Aprion virescens. asoama, utu.  green jobfish
Archamia biguttata two-spot cardinalfish Present in Park Common Native  
Archamia fucata fo-manifi orangelined cardinalfish Present in Park Abundant Native Archamia fucata. fo-manifi, orangelined cardinalfish
Archamia lineolata crossbanded cardinalfish Present in Park Unconfirmed Native  
Ariosoma scheelei Scheele's conger Present in Samoa Native
Arnoglossus sp. 1 flounder Present in Samoa Native
Arothron hispidus sue-vaolo stripebelly puffer Present in Park Uncommon Native Arothron hispidus. sue-vaolo. stripebelly pufferArothron hispidus. sue-vaolo. stripebelly puffer
Arothron manilensis sue-va`a striped puffer Present in Samoa Native
Arothron mappa map puffer Present in Park Uncommon Native Arothron mappa. map pufferArothron mappa. map puffer
Arothron meleagris sue-puleuli guineafowl puffer Present in Park Common Native Arothron meleagris. sue-puleuli. guineafowl pufferArothron meleagris. sue-puleuli. guineafowl pufferArothron meleagris. sue-puleuli. guineafowl pufferArothron meleagris. sue-puleuli. guineafowl puffer - N shore Tutuila, 19 March 2002
Arothron nigropunctatus sue-lega
sue-uli
blackspotted puffer Present in Park Common Native Arothron nigropunctatus. sue-uli. blackspotted pufferArothron nigropunctatus. sue-uli. blackspotted puffer
Arothron stellatus sue-gatala
sue-va`a
stellate puffer Present in Park Common Native Arothron stellatus. sue-gatala, sue-va`a. stellate puffer
Aseraggodes melanostictus ali black spotted sole Present in Samoa rare Native
Aseraggodes sp. 1 ali sole Present in Samoa Native
Aseraggodes sp. 2 ali sole Present in Samoa Native
Aspidontus dussumieri lance blenny Present in Park Uncommon Native Aspidontus dussumieri. lance blenny
Aspidontus taeniatus mano`o-mo`o
mo`otai
cleaner blenny Present in Park Uncommon Native Aspidontus taeniatus. mano'o-mo'o. cleaner blenny -  Anuu, Tutuila, 16 March 2002Aspidontus taeniatus. mano'o-mo'o. cleaner blenny -  Anuu, Tutuila, 16 March 2002
Asterorhombus intermedius intermediate flounder Present in Park Uncommon Native
Asterropteryx bipunctata twinspot gobi Unconfirmed Native
Asterropteryx phaelaena calico goby Present in Samoa Native
Asterropteryx semipunctata mano`o-palea halfspotted goby Probably Present Native Asterropteryx semipunctata. mano`o-palea. halfspotted gobyAsterropteryx semipunctata. mano`o-palea. halfspotted goby
Asterropteryx spinosa spiny goby Unconfirmed
Asterropteryx striatus striped goby Present in Park Uncommon Native Asterropteryx striatus. mano`o-palea. striped goby
Asterropteryx sp. 4 goby Present in Samoa Native
Atherinomorus lacunosus sali robust silverside Present in Park Common Native Atherinomorus sp. sali. silversideAtherinomorus sp. sali. silverside
Atherion elymus sali bearded silverside Present in Park Common Native
Atule mate yellowtail scad Present in Park Uncommon Native
Aulostomus chinensis `au`aulauti
taotito
taoto-ena
taoto-sama
trumpetfish Present in Park Common Native Aulostomus chinensis. taoto-ena, taoto-sama, `au`aulauti, taotito. trumpetfishAulostomus chinensis. taoto-ena, taoto-sama, `au`aulauti, taotito. trumpetfishAulostomus chinensis. taoto-ena, taoto-sama, `au`aulauti, taotito. trumpetfishAulostomus chinensis. taoto-ena, taoto-sama, `au`aulauti, taotito. trumpetfish (juv.)
Auxis thazard atualo frigate mackerel Present in Samoa Native
Awaous ocellaris mano`o-apofu goby Unconfirmed Native
Balistapus undulatus sumu-aiamauna orangelined triggerfish Present in Park Abundant Native
Balistoides conspicillum sumu-papa clown triggerfish Present in Park Common Native
Balistoides viridescens sumu-laulau
sumu-papa
umu
Titan triggerfish Present in Park Uncommon Native
Bascanichthys filaria snake eel Present in Samoa Native
Bathygobius coalitus whitespotted frillgoby Unconfirmed Native
Bathygobius cocosensis Cocos frillgoby Unconfirmed Native
Bathygobius cotticeps mano`o-apofusami cheekscaled frillgoby Unconfirmed Native
Bathygobius cyclopterus mano`o-apofusami roundfin frillgoby Unconfirmed Native
Bathygobius fuscus mano`o-apofusami dusky frillgoby Present in Samoa Native
Belonoperca chabanaudi apoua arrowhead soapfish Present in Park Uncommon Native Belonoperca chabanaudi. apoua. arrowhead soapfish
Beryx decadactylus broad alfonsino
red bream
Present in Samoa Native
Blenniella chrysospilos mano`o-a`au redspotted blenny Present in Park Abundant Native Blenniella chrysospilos. mano`o-a`au , redspotted blenny
Blenniella cyanostigma striped rockskipper Unconfirmed Native
Blenniella interrupta dashed-line blenny Present in Park Uncommon Native
Blenniella paula bullethead blenniella Present in Park Common Native Blenniella paula. bullethead blenniella
Blenniella periophthalmus bullethead rockskipper Present in Park Uncommon Native Blenniella periophthalmus. bullethead rockskipperBlenniella periophthalmus. bullethead rockskipper
Bodianus anthioides lyretail hogfish Present in Park Rare Native
Bodianus axillaris sugale-vaolo axilspot hogfish Present in Park Abundant Native Bodianus axillaris. sugale-vaolo. yellowbreasted wrasse
Bodianus dictynna hogfish Unconfirmed Native
Bodianus loxozonus sugale-a`a blackfin hogfish Present in Park Uncommon Native
Bodianus mesothorax blackbelt hogfish Present in Park Uncommon Native
Bodianus sp. redfin hogfish Present in Samoa Native
Bolbometopon muricatum bumphead parrotfish Present in Park Ocasional Native
Bostrychus sinensis sleeper Present in Samoa Native
Bothus mancus ali flowery flounder Present in Park Common Native Bothus mancus. ali. flowery flounderBothus mancus. ali. flowery flounder - Ofu, 25 May 2002
Bothus pantherinus ali panther flounder Present in Park Common Native Bothus pantherinus. ali. panther flounderBothus pantherinus. ali. panther flounderBothus pantherinus. ali. panther flounder
Brachysomophis crocodilinus crocodile snake eel Present in Samoa Native
Brachysomophis henshawi I`aui
ati`ati
reptilian snake eel Present in Samoa Native
Brosmophyciops pautzkei slimy cuskeel Present in Samoa Native
Brotula multibarbata tafuti large-eye brotula Unconfirmed Native
Brotula townsendi tafuti smalleye brotula Unconfirmed Native
Bryaninops erythrops goby Unconfirmed Native
Bryaninops natans redeye hovering goby Present in Park Uncommon Native
Bryaninops yongei whip goby Unconfirmed Native Bryaninops yongei. whip goby

 

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