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Family Lutjanidae


Lutjanus fulvus

Hanauma Bay, Oahu, 20 feet


Hanauma Bay, Oahu, 25 feet

Juvenile, Haleiwa Harbor, Oahu, 10 feet


Hanauma Bay, Oahu, 15 feet

Hanauma Bay, Oahu, 15 feet

Molokini Back Wall, 60 feet

BLACKTAIL SNAPPER    to‘au     Oki-fuedai

Fairly common in murky bays and harbors.  Introduced to Hawai‘i from Mo‘orea in 1956 with the intent of supplementing stocks of edible reef fish.  Fortunately this species has not been found to displace native species as is the case with the Bluestripe Snapper.  Attains 16 inches.  Indo-Pacific.