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Family Albulidae

Bonefishes

Fast-swimming silvery fish with a single dorsal fin, deeply forked tail, and under-slung mouth designed to extract buried invertebrates.  Popular with light-tackle anglers for an exciting fight, the soft light flesh is best used as fishcake. Two species occur in Hawaii, one endemic, but are difficult to positively identify without careful examination.  Several others occur in warm seas worldwide.

 

HAWAII

Albula virgata  

LONGJAW BONEFISH   'O'IO 

 

 

Albula glossodonta

SHORTJAW BONEFISH  'O'IO