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Gnathanodon speciosus

Pacific Beach Hotel, Oahu

 YELLOW TREVALLY        ulua pa‘opa‘o

Uncommon over sand or mud in bays and harbors.  Juveniles are bright yellow with bold black bars, adults brassy with obscure bars and blotches, lips thick and toothless.  Feeds upon buried shellfish.  Attains 4 feet.  Excellent food fish.  Hawai‘i, Indo-Pacific & the Tropical Eastern Pacific.