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Family Carangidae

HAWAII

Caranx melampygus

Hanauma Bay, Oahu, 25 feet

 

Hanauma Bay, Oahu, 5 feet

Opportunistic hunting, Sharks Cove, Oahu

 

Cargo Pier, Midway Atoll, 20 feet

Sharks Cove, Oahu, 25 feet

East Lagoon, Midway Atoll

BLUEFIN TREVALLY     ‘ōmilu    Kasumi-aji

The most common trevally on shallow reefs.  Blue marginal fins and numerous spots on body, pectoral fins yellow.  Attains 39 inches and 100 pounds.  An excellent food fish but large individuals may cause ciguatera poisoning.  Hawai‘i, Indo-Pacific & the Tropical Eastern Pacific.