Fishes of Nationa Park of American Samoa

Scientific Fish Names

Species: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

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Hawaiian Name
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Abudefduf abdominalis mamo Hawaiian sergeant Abundant Native Abudefduf abdominalis. mamo. Hawaiian sergeantAbudefduf abdominalis. mamo. Hawaiian sergeant major
Abudefduf sordidus kupipi blackspot sergeant Rare Native Abudefduf sordidus. kupipi. blackspot sergeant Abudefduf sordidus. kupipi. blackspot sergeant
Abudefduf vaigiensis mamo Indo-Pacific sergeant Common Native
Acanthurus achilles paku'iku'i achilles tang Rare Native Acanthurus achilles. paku'iku'i. Achilles tangAcanthurus achilles. paku'iku'i. Achilles tang
Acanthurus blochii pualu ringtail surgeonfish Rare Native Acanthurus blochii. pualu, ringtail surgeonfishAcanthurus blochii. pualu, ringtail surgeonfishAcanthurus blochii. pualu, ringtail surgeonfish
Acanthurus dussumieri palani eyestripe surgeonfish Occasional Native Acanthurus dussumieri. palani. eyestripe surgeonfishAcanthurus dussumieri. palani. eyestripe surgeonfishAcanthurus dussumieri. palani. eyestripe surgeonfish
Acanthurus guttatus 'api whitespotted surgeonfish Rare Native Acanthurus guttatus. 'api. whitespotted surgeonfishAcanthurus guttatus. 'api. whitespotted surgeonfish
Acanthurus leucopareius maikoiko whitebar surgeonfish Common Native Acanthurus leucopareius. maikoiko. whitebar surgeonfishAcanthurus leucopareius. maikoiko. whitebar surgeonfishAcanthurus leucopareius. maikoiko. whitebar surgeonfish
Acanthurus nigricans goldrim surgeonfish Rare Native Acanthurus nigricans. goldrim surgeonfishAcanthurus nigricans. goldrim surgeonfish
Acanthurus nigrofuscus ma'i'i'i brown surgeonfish Abundant Native Acanthurus nigrofuscus. ma'i'i'i. brown surgeonfishAcanthurus nigrofuscus. ma'i'i'i. brown surgeonfishAcanthurus nigrofuscus. ma'i'i'i. brown surgeonfish
Acanthurus nigroris maiko bluelined surgeonfish Occasional Native Acanthurus nigroris. maiko. bluelined surgeonfishAcanthurus nigroris. maiko. bluelined surgeonfish
Acanthurus olivaceus na'ena'e orangeband surgeonfish Abundant Native Acanthurus olivaceus. na'ena'e. orangeband surgeonfishAcanthurus olivaceus. na'ena'e. orangeband surgeonfishAcanthurus olivaceus. na'ena'e. orangeband surgeonfish (juv)
Acanthurus thompsoni Thompson's surgeonfish Common Native
Acanthurus triostegus manini convict surgeonfish Common Native Acanthurus triostegus. manini. convict surgeonfishAcanthurus triostegus. manini. convict surgeonfishAcanthurus triostegus. manini. convict surgeonfishAcanthurus triostegus. manini. convict surgeonfish
Acanthurus xanthopterus pualu yellowfin surgeonfish Uncommon Native Acanthurus xanthopterus. pualu. yellowfin surgeonfishAcanthurus xanthopterus. yellowfin surgeonfish
Aetobatus narinari hihimanu spotted eagle ray Rare Native Aetobatus narinari. hihimanu. spotted eagle rayAetobatus narinari. hihimanu. spotted eagle ray
Aluterus scriptus loulu scrawled filefish Rare Native Aluterus scriptus. loulu. scrawled triggerfishAluterus scriptus. ume-aleva, falala. scrawled triggerfishAluterus scriptus. ume-aleva, falala. scrawled triggerfish
Amblycirrhitus bimacula piliko'a twospot hawkfish Rare Native
Anampses chrysocephalus psychedelic wrasse Rare Native
Anampses cuvier 'opule pearl wrasse Rare Native Anampses cuvier. 'opule. pearl wrasseAnampses cuvier. 'opule. pearl wrasseAnampses cuvier. 'opule. pearl wrasse (male)
Aphareus furca wahanui smalltooth jobfish Occasional Native Aphareus furca. wahanui. smallmouth jobfishAphareus furca. wahanui. smallmouth jobfish
Apogon kallopterus 'upapalu iridescent cardinalfish Rare Native Pristapogon kallopterus. 'upapalu. iridescent cardinalfishPristapogon kallopterus. 'upapalu. iridescent cardinalfish
Apogon taeniophorus = A. menesemus 'upapalu bandfin cardinalfish Rare Non-Native
Apolemichthys arcuatus = Desmoholacanthus arcuatus bandit angelfish Rare Native Apolemichthys arcuatus. bandit angelfishApolemichthys arcuatus. bandit angelfish
Aprion virescens uku green jobfish Rare Native Aprion virescens. uku. green jobfish
Arothron hispidus o'opu hue stripebelly puffer Rare Native Arothron hispidus. o'opu hue. stripebelly pufferArothron hispidus. o'opu hue. stripebelly puffer
Arothron meleagris o'opu hue guineafowl puffer Rare Native Arothron meleagris. o'opu hue. guineafowl pufferArothron meleagris. o'opu hue. guineafowl puffer
Aulostomus chinensis nunu trumpetfish Occasional Native Aulostomus chinensis. nunu. trumpetfishAulostomus chinensis. nunu. trumpetfishAulostomus chinensis. nunu. trumpetfishAulostomus chinensis. nunu. trumpetfish
Balistes polylepis finescaled trigger Rare Non-Native Balistes polylepis. finescale trigger
Bathygobius cocosensis 'o'opu 'ohune Cocos frillgoby Rare Native
Bodianus albotaeniatus 'a'awa Hawaiian hogfish Occasional Native Bodianus albotaeniatus. 'a'awa. Hawaiian hogfishBodianus albotaeniatus. 'a'awa. Hawaiian hogfishBodianus albotaeniatus. 'a'awa. Hawaiian hogfish
Bothus mancus paki'i flowery flounder Rare Native Bothus mancus. paki'i. flowery flounderBothus mancus. paki'i. flowery flounder
Brachysomophis crocodilinus puhi crocodile snake eel Rare Native
Calotomus carolinus ponuhunuhu stareye parrotfish Uncommon Native Calotomus carolinus. ponohunuhu. stareye parrotfish (initial phase)Calotomus carolinus. ponohunuhu. stareye parrotfish (initial phase)Calotomus carolinus. ponohunuhu. stareye parrotfishCalotomus carolinus. ponohunuhu. stareye parrotfish (initial phase)
Cantherhines dumerili o'ili barred filefish Occasional Native Cantherhines dumerili. o'ili. barred filefishCantherhines dumerili. pa`umalo. barred filefishCantherhines dumerili. pa`umalo. barred filefish
Cantherhines sandwichiensis o'ili lepa squaretail filefish Rare Native  
Canthigaster amboinensis Ambon puffer Rare Native Canthigaster amboinensis. Ambon pufferCanthigaster amboinensis. Ambon pufferCanthigaster amboinensis. Ambon puffer
Canthigaster coronata crowned toby Rare Native Canthigaster coronata. crowned toby Canthigaster coronata. crowned toby
Canthigaster jactator Hawaiian whitespotted toby Common Native Hawaiian whitespotted tobyCanthigaster jactator. Hawaiian whitespotted tobyCanthigaster jactator. Hawaiian whitespotted toby
Caracanthus typicus Hawaiian coral croucher Rare Native
Carangoides ferdaus barred jack Rare Native Carangoides ferdau. barred JackCarangoides ferdau. barred JackCarangoides ferdau. barred Jack
Carangoides orthogrammus Island jack Rare Native Caragoides orthogrammus. island jackCaragoides orthogrammus. island jackCaragoides orthogrammus. island jackCaragoides orthogrammus. island jack
Caranx ignobilis ulua aukea giant trevally Rare Native Caranx ignoblis. ulua aukea. giant trevallyCCaranx ignoblis. ulua aukea. giant trevally
Caranx melampygus 'omilu bluefin trevally Rare Native Caranx melampygus. 'omilu. bluefin trevallyCaranx melampygus. 'omilu. bluefin trevallyCaranx melampygus. 'omilu. bluefin trevallyCaranx melampygus. 'omilu. bluefin trevally
Caranx sexfasciatus pake ulua bigeye trevally Rare Native Caranx sexfasciatus. pake ulua. bigeye trevallyCaranx sexfasciatus. pake ulua. bigeye trevally
Centropyge fisheri Fisher's angelfish Rare Native Centropyge fisheri. Fisher's angelfish
Centropyge potteri Potter's angelfish Uncommon Native Centropyge potteri. Potter's angelfishCentropyge potteri. Potter's angelfishCentropyge potteri. Potter's angelfish
Cephalopholis argus roi peacock hind Common Non-native Cephalopholis argus. roi. peacock hindCephalopholis argus. roi. peacock hind
Chaetodon auriga kikakapu threadfin butterflyfish Occasional Native Chaetodon auriga. kikakapu. threadfin butterflyfishChaetodon auriga. kikakapu. threadfin butterflyfishChaetodon auriga. kikakapu. threadfin butterflyfish
Chaetodon ephippium kikakapu saddled butterflyfish Rare Native Chaetodon ephippium. kikakapu. saddled butterflyfishChaetodon ephippium. kikakapu. saddled butterflyfish
Chaetodon fremblii kikikapu bluestripe butterflyfish Rare Native Chaetodon fremblii. kikakapu. bluestripe butterflyfishChaetodon fremblii. kikakapu. bluestripe butterflyfish
Chaetodon kleinii blacklip butterflyfish Rare Native Chaetodon kleinii. lauhau. blacklip butterflyfishChaetodon kleinii. lauhau. blacklip butterflyfishChaetodon kleinii. lauhau. blacklip butterflyfish
Chaetodon lineolatus kikakapu lined butterflyfish Occasional Native Chaetodon lineolatus. kikakapu. lined butterflyfishChaetodon lineolatus. kikakapu. lined butterflyfish
Chaetodon lunula kikakapu raccoon butterflyfish Occasional Native Chaetodon lunula. kikakapu. raccoon butterflyfish Chaetodon lunula. kikakapu. raccoon butterflyfish Chaetodon lunula. kikakapu. raccoon butterflyfish
Chaetodon lunulatus kikakapu oval butterflyfish Rare Native Chaetodon lunulatus. kikakapu. oval butterflyfishChaetodon lunulatus. kikakapu. oval butterflyfish
Chaetodon militaris lau wiliwili milletseed butterflyfish Rare Native Chaetodon militaris. kikakapu. milletseed butterflyfishChaetodon militaris. kikakapu. milletseed butterflyfishChaetodon militaris. kikakapu. milletseed butterflyfish
Chaetodon multicinctus kikakapu multiband butterflyfish Common Native Chaetodon multicinctus. kikakapu. multiband butterflyfish
Chaetodon ornatissimus kikakapu ornate butterflyfish Occasional Native Chaetodon ornatissimus. kikakapu. ornate butterflyfishChaetodon ornatissimus. kikakapu. ornate butterflyfish
Chaetodon quadrimaculatus lauhau fourspot butterflyfish Common Native Chaetodon quadrimaculatus. lauhau. fourspot butterflyfishChaetodon quadrimaculatus. lauhau. fourspot butterflyfish
Chaetodon unimaculatus kikakapu teardrop butterflyfish Rare Native Chaetodon unimaculatus. tifitifi-pulesama.  teardrop butterflyfish.Chaetodon unimaculatus. kikakapu. teardrop butterflyfish.
Chanos chanos awa milkfish Rare Native Chanos chanos. awa. milkfishChanos chanos. awa. milkfish
Cheilio inermis kupoupou cigar wrasse Rare Native Cheilio inermis. kupoupou. cigar wrasseCheilio inermis. kupoupou. cigar wrasse
Chlorurus perspicillatus uhu uliuli spectacled parrotfish Rare Native Chlorurus perspicillatus. uhu uliuli. spectacled parrotfishChlorurus perspicillatus. uhu uliuli. spectacled parrotfish
Chlorurus sordidus uhu bullethead parrotfish Common Native Chlorurus sordidus. uhu. bullethead parrotfishChlorurus sordidus. uhu. bullethead parrotfishChlorurus sordidus. uhu. bullethead parrotfishChlorurus sordidus. uhu. bullethead parrotfish
Chromis agilis agile chromis Abundant Native Chromis agilis. agile chromis
Chromis hanui chocolate-dip chromis Common Native Chromis hanui. chocolate-dip chromis
Chromis ovalis oval chromis Rare Native Chromis ovalis. oval chromis
Chromis vanderbilti blackfin chromis Abundant Native Chromis vanderbilti. blackfin chromisChromis vanderbilti. blackfin chromis
Chromis verater threespot chromis Rare Native Chromis verater. threespot chromisChromis verater. threespot chromis
Cirrhitops fasciatus piliko'a redbarred hawkfish Rare Native
Cirrhitus pinnulatus po'opa'a stocky hawkfish Rare Native Cirrhitus pinnulatus. po'opa'a. stocky hawkfishCirrhitus pinnulatus. po'opa'a. stocky hawkfish
Cirripectes vanderbilti pao`o scarface blenny Rare Native Cirripectes vanderbilti. pao'o. scarface blenny
Conger cinereus puhi uha mustache conger Rare Native Conger cinereus. puhi uha. mustache congerConger cinereus. puhi uha. mustache conger
Coris flavovittata hilu yellowstriped coris Rare Native Coris flavovittata. hilu. yellowstriped coris (female)Coris flavovittata. hilu. yellowstriped coris (female)
Coris gaimardi hinalea 'aki-lolo yellowtail coris Common Native Coris gaimard. hinalea 'aki-lolo. yellowtail coris (young)Coris gaimard. hinalea 'aki-lolo. yellowtail coris (adult)Coris gaimard. hinalea 'aki-lolo. yellowtail coris (female) Coris gaimard. hinalea 'aki-lolo. yellowtail coris (female)
Coris venusta elegant coris Rare Native Coris ventusa. elegant corisCoris ventusa. elegant corisCoris ventusa. elegant coris
Ctenochaetus hawaiiensis chevron tang (juv); Hawaiian bristletooth (ad) Occasional Native Ctenochaetus hawaiiensis. Hawaiian bristletoothCtenochaetus hawaiiensis. Hawaiian bristletooth
Ctenochaetus strigosus kole goldring bristletooth Abundant Native Ctenochaetus strigosus. kole. goldring bristletoothCtenochaetus strigosus. kole. goldring bristletoothCtenochaetus strigosus. kole. goldring bristletooth
Cymolutes lecluse Hawaiian knifefish Rare Native
Cyprinus carpio goldfish Unknown Non-Native
Dascyllus albisella 'alo'ilo'i Hawaiian dascyllus Occasional Native Dascyllus albisella. 'alo'ilo'i. Hawaiian dascyllusDascyllus albisella. 'alo'ilo'i. Hawaiian dascyllusDascyllus albisella. 'alo'ilo'i. Hawaiian dascyllus
Decapterus macarellus 'opelu mackerel scad Rare Native
Dendrochirus barberi Hawaiian lionfish Rare Native Dendrochirus barberi. Hawaiian lionfishDendrochirus barberi. Hawaiian lionfish
Diodon holocanthus kokala longspined ballonfish Rare Native Diodon holocanthus. kokala. longspined ballonfishDiodon holocanthus. kokala. longspined ballonfish
Diodon hystrix kokala porcupinefish Rare Native Diodon hystrix. kokala. porcupinefishDiodon hystrix. kokala. porcupinefish.
Echidna nebulosa puhi kapa snowflake moray Rare Native Echidna nebulosa. puhi kapa. snowflake morayEchidna nebulosa. puhi kapa. snowflake moray
Eleotris sandwicensis o'opu akupa akupa sleeper Uncommon Native Eleotris sandwicensis. o'opu akupa. akupa sleeper
Exallias brevis pao'o kauila shortbodied blenny Rare Native Exallias brevis. pao`o kauila, shortbodied blenny Exallias brevis. pao`o kauila, shortbodied blenny
Fistularia commersonii nunu peke smooth trumpetfish Rare Native Fistularia commersonii. nunu peke. smooth cornetfishFistularia commersoni. nunu peke. smooth cornetfish
Forcipiger flavissimus lau wiliwili nukunuku 'oi'oi forcepsfish Common Native Forcipiger flavissimus. lau wiliwili nukunuku 'oi'oi. forcepsfishForcipiger flavissimus. lau wiliwili nukunuku 'oi'oi. forcepsfish
Forcipiger longirostris lau wiliwili nukunuku 'oi'oi longnose butterflyfish Occasional Native Forcipiger longirostris. lau wiliwili nukunuku 'oi'oi. longnose butterflyfishForcipiger longirostris. lau wiliwili nukunuku 'oi'oi. longnose butterflyfish
Galeocerdo cuvier niuhi tiger shark Uncommon Native
Gambusia affinis mosquito fish Uncommon Non-Native
Gnathanodon speciosus ulua pa'opa'o golden trevally Rare Native Gnathanodon speciosus. ulua pa'opa'o. golden trevallyGnathanodon speciosus. ulua pa'opa'o. golden trevally
Gomphosus varius hinalea 'i'iwi bird wrasse Common Native Gomphosus varius. hinalea 'i'iwi. bird wrasse (female)Gomphosus varius. hinalea 'i'iwi. bird wrasse (male)Gomphosus varius. hinalea 'i'iwi. bird wrasse (male)
Gorgasia hawaiiensis puhi Hawaiian garden eel Rare Native Gorgasia hawaiiensis. puhi. Hawaiian garden eelGorgasia hawaiiensis. puhi. Hawaiian garden eel
Gunnellichthys curiosus curious wormfish Rare Native
Gymnomuraena zebra puhi
zebra moray Rare Native Gymnomuraena zebra. puhi. zebra morayGymnomuraena zebra. puhi. zebra moray
Gymnothorax flavimarginatus puhi paka yellowmargin moray

Rare

Native Gymnothorax flavimarginatus. puhi paka. yellowmargin morayGymnothorax flavimarginatus. puhi paka. yellowmargin moray
Gymnothorax javanicus puhi giant moray

Rare

Native Gymnothorax javanicus. puhi. giant moray
Gymnothorax meleagris puhi oni'o
whitemouth moray Rare Native Gymnothorax meleagris. puhi oni'o. whitemouth morayGymnothorax meleagris. puhi oni'o. whitemouth morayGymnothorax meleagris. puhi oni'o. whitemouth moray
Gymnothorax undulatus puhi lau milo undulated moray

Rare

Native Gymnothorax undulatus. puhi lau milo. undulated morayGymnothorax undulatus. puhi lau milo. undulated moray

 

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