Hawaii Division Aquatic Resources

Scientific Names of Regulated Species

Common or local name Scientific name
Marine Fishes
Aholehole Kuhlia sandvicensis
K. xenura
Akule Selar crumenophthalmus
`Ama`ama, pua (striped mullet) Mugil cephalus
Awa Chanos chanos
Gold-spot herring Herklotshichthys quadrimaculatus
Hapu`u Epinephelus quernus
`Iao (silversides) Antherinamorus insularum
Kala Naso unicornis
N. brevirostris
N. annulatus
Kalekale Pristipomoides sieboldii
Kumu Parupeneus porphyreus
Lehi Aphareus rutilans
Makiawa (mikiawa) Etrumeus teres
E. micropus
Manini Acanthurus triostegus sandvicensis
Marquesan sardine Sardinella marquensis
Moano Parupeneus multifasciatus
Moi Polydactylus sexfilis
Nehu Encrasichdina purpurea
`O`io Albula glossodonta
`Opakapaka Pristipomoides filamentosus
`Opelu Decapterus macarellus
`Opelu kala Naso hexacanthus
Piha Spratelloides delicatulus
"Tabai" Mollienesia spp.
Threadfin shad Dorosoma petenense
Uhu Scarus dubius
S. psittacus
S. rubroviolaceus
Chlorurus sordidus
C. perspicillatus
`Ukikiki (gindai) Pristipomoides zonatus
`Ula`ula (ehu) Etelis carbunculus
`Ula`ula koa`e (onaga) Etelis coruscans
Ulua and papio Caranx ignobilis
C. lugubris
C. melampygus
C. sexfasciatus
Carangoides equula
C. ferdau
C. orthogrammus
Weke and `oama Mulloidicthys flavolineatus
Marine Invertebrates
Abalone Haliotis spp.
Cherrystone clam (quahog) Mercenaria mercenaria
Coral rock oyster Crassostrea amasa
Eastern oyster C. virginica
Ha`uke`uke Colobocentrotus amasa
He`e Octopus cyanea
O. ornatus
Japanese oyster Crassostrea gigas
Kona crab Ranina ranina
`Opae (shrimp) Order Decapoda
Pearl oyster Pinctada margaritifera
Samoan crab Scylla serrata
Top shell Trochus spp.
Ula (spiny lobster) Panulirus penicillatus
P. marginatus
Ula papapa (slipper lobster) Scyllarides squammosus
S. haanii
Wana Echinothrix diadema
Wana halula Diadema paucispinum