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Updated 9/21/2014

Family Lutjanidae

HAWAII

Lutjanus kasmira   

Molokini, Maui, 50 feet

 

Hanauma Bay, Oahu, 30 feet

Kahe Point, Oahu, 20 feet

 

Fish Hole, Midway Atoll, 25 feet

 

Hanauma Bay, Oahu, 15 feet

 

Hanauma Bay, Oahu, 15 feet

 

Sea Tiger wreck, Oahu, 85 feet

YO-257 Wreck, Waikiki, Oahu, 75 feet

 

Sea Tiger, Oahu, 90 feet



Kahe Pinnacle, Oahu, 80 feet


Ho'okena, Hawaii, 50 feet

BLUESTRIPE SNAPPER     ta'ape     Yosuji-fuedai

Schools are locally common on reefs at any depth.  Disperses at night to feed upon crustaceans and small fishes, depleting stocks of commercially important native crabs and reef fish.  Introduced to Hawaii from the Marquesas Islands in 1958 with the intent of supplementing stocks of edible reef fish.  It is an excellent food fish but unpopular due to the stigma of its invasive nature.  Attains 13 inches.  Indo-Pacific.