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Family Polynemidae


Polydactylus sexfilis

Hanauma Bay, Oahu, 3 feet


Hanauma Bay, Oahu, 3 feet


Juvenile, Makapu'u tidepool, Oahu


Pacific Beach Hotel, Oahu


Cargo Pier, Midway Atoll

Punalu'u, Oahu, 3 feet


Locally common in shallow sandy areas exposed to breaking waves.  An excellent food fish formerly reserved for royalty, moi are now raised in backyard ponds and offshore cages.  Attains 24 inches and 9.5 pounds but most observed in the wild are less than half that size.   Hawaii & the Indo-West Pacific.