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Pseudocaranx cheilio

Juvenile Thicklipped Jack, Fish Hole, Midway, 40 feet, 50mm, Yuko Stender

Juvenile, Fish Hole, Midway, 30 feet

 

Fish Hole, Midway Atoll, 40 feet

 

Juveniles, Fish Hole, Midway, 30 feet

 

Phoenix, Midway, 50 feet

 

Cargo Pier, Midway Atoll, 20 feet

 

Juvenile, Yawatano, Izu, Japan, 20 feet

Juvenile, Yawatano, Izu, Japan, 20 feet

  THICKLIPPED JACK       BUTAGUCHI or lehe       Shima-aji

Rarely seen at diving depths except at the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands where it is locally common.  Juveniles have yellow fins, lateral stripe, and a black spot at the upper end of the gill opening, adults with thick fleshy lips.  An excellent food fish with oily flesh.  Attains 32 inches and 40 pounds.  Restricted to Hawai‘i and possibly Easter Island.  Formerly known as Pseudocaranx dentex, an Atlantic species.