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Alectis ciliaris

Portlock, Oahu

 

Juvenile, Nu'uuli, Tutuila, American Samoa

 

Waikiki Aquarium

Portlock, Oahu

Video of Juvenile by Mat Robbins

THREADFIN JACK    ULUA KIHIKIHI   Kagami Ulua

Uncommon over soft bottom in harbors, bays, and offshore banks.  Wedge-shaped body with steep forehead and mirror-like shine.  Juveniles have streamers believed to resemble toxic jellyfish.  Attains 4.5 feet and 60 pounds.  An excellent food fish with white oily flesh.  Worldwide in warm seas.