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Updated 9/8/2013

Family Lutjanidae

HAWAII

Aphareus furca

Puako, Hawaii, 60 feet

 

Hanauma Bay, Oahu, 30 feet

Hanauma Bay, Oahu, 30 feet



Kewalo Pipe, Oahu, 50 feet


Kewalo Pipe, Oahu, 50 feet

SMALLTOOTH JOBFISH or BIGMOUTH SNAPPER    wahanui     Ishi-fuedai

A skittish solitary fish uncommon along dropoffs at scuba depths where it tends to cruise high above the reef.  Steel gray or dark brown with a yellow spot on forehead during courtship.  Should not be eaten since it often causes ciguatera poisoning.  The Hawaiian name means big mouth.  Attains 15 inches.  Hawai‘i and the Indo-Pacific.