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Updated 9/21/2014

Family Lutjanidae


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.