Fishes of Nationa Park of American Samoa

raccoon butterflyfish, photo by Bryan Harry


Fishes of Kalaupapa National Historical Park is an illustrated list of fishes occurring within the park -- each name linked to a species by family. Thumbnail pictures on the family list pages link to enlarged photos.

Or, you can browse pages of illustrations arranged by family. With some browsers holding your curser on the image will pop up the fish name. (Clicking on any image jumps to the enlarged photo).

Plate 1. Sharks, morays, conger eels, halfbeaks
Plate 2. Squirrelfish, cornetfish, pipefish, devilfish
Plate 3. Groupers, flagtails, hawkfish, cardinalfish
Plate 4. Scads, jacks, emperors
Plate 5. Mullets, goatfish, chubs
Plate 6. Stripeys and Butterflyfishes
Plate 7. Angelfish, damselfishes
Plate 8. Wrasses
Plate 9. Parrotfish, blennies, gobies
Plate 10. Moorish idol, surgeonfish (part 1.)
Plate 11. Surgeonfish (part 2.)
Plate 12. Triggerfish, filefish, trunkfish, puffers

This website was developed from the National Park Service Inventory and Monitoring website -- available for searches at The data are from a report on fishes of Kalaupapa National Historical Park dated 13 May 2016.

This fish page is a work in progress. More illustrations will be added. Eventually it will be replaced by the National Park Service's Inventory and Monitoring website with live links to bibliographic sources for the records, and in some cases species distribution maps.

The principal source of the fishes listed here is from:

Beets, J.E., E. Brown and A. Friedlander. 2006. Inventory of marine veterbrate species and fish-habitat utilization patterns in coastal waters off four National Parks in Hawaii. National Park Service, Inventory and Monitoring Program, Pacific Island Network, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, HI. 65 pp., and

Eichenlaub, William. on-going. Fish Inventory Database. Kalaupapa National Historical Park.

View the Beets, et al, reference in pdf.

Names of fishes listed here are based upon John Randall, 2007, Reef and Shore Fishes of the Hawaiian Islands. University of Hawaii Press.

Learn more about the NPSpecies Inventorying and Monitoring Program.

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Page last updated 13 June 2016.


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