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Updated 6/21/2014

Family Carangidae

HAWAII

Caranx ignobilis

Spawning, Angel Ledge, Midway Atoll, 85 feet

 

Subadult, Hanauma Bay, Oahu, 4 feet

 

Fish Hole, Midway, 20 feet

Pitt Stop, Midway, 20 feet

 

Courting male, Pitt Stop, Midway, 20 feet

Pitt Stop, Midway, 20 feet

 

Pearl & Hermes Reef, NWHI, 10 feet

Pearl & Hermes Reef, NWHI, 10 feet

 

Gardner Pinnacles, NWHI, 25 feet

Midway East Lagoon

 

Reef's End, Molokini, 70 feet

Reef's End, Molokini, 70 feet

 



Honokohau, Hawaii, 25 feet


Honokohau, Hawaii, 25 feet

GIANT TREVALLY or WHITE ULUA        ulua aukea        Ronin-aji

Adults are scarce around islands with fishing activity, but dominate reefs as apex carnivores in the protected Northwestern Hawaiian Islands.  Juveniles frequent murky bays and harbors.  Courting males may appear black.  An aggressive fish that will bite anything out of curiosity including divers and boat propellers.  Frequently implicated in cases of ciguatera poisoning.  Attains at least 5 feet and 150 pounds.  Hawai'i & the Indo-Pacific.