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Updated 9/26/2013

Family Carangidae

HAWAII

Scomberoides lysan

Hanauma Bay, Oahu, 10 feet

 

Maui

 



Juvenile, Haleiwa Trench, Oahu, 20 feet


Juvenile, Hanauma Bay, Oahu, 5 feet

Hanauma Bay, Oahu, 5 feet

 

 LEATHERSKIN or SPOTTED QUEENFISH        lai

Fairly common in surface waters near shore.  Silver with reflective spots, black tipped dorsal fin and dark tail.  Fin spines are venomous.  The tough leathery skin is dried to make fishing lures.  Excellent food fish with oily flesh.  Attains 27 inches.  Hawai‘i & the Indo-Pacific.