Distribution Status

Native: Organisms that naturally occur in Hawai‘i having been brought here by wind, ocean currents, or carried by animals.

Endemic: Organisms native to Hawai‘i and not found naturally anywhere else in the world.

Indigenous: Organisms native to Hawai‘i and can be found naturally in other areas.

Introduced: Non-native organisms that were deliberately or accidentally brought to Hawai‘i by man.

Invasive: A species that is non-native or introduced to an ecosystem that becomes established, spreads, and is likely to cause damage to biodiversity, agricultural production, or human health. Invasive species can compete with and displace native plants and animals, alter ecosystem functions and cycles significantly, hybridize with native species, and promote other invaders.


 

Āhole – Hawaiian Flagtail
Kuhlia xenura
Endemic

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‘Ama‘ama – Mullet
Mugil cephalus
Indigenous

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Awa – Milkfish
Chanos chanos
Indigenous

Kākū – Great Barracuda
Sphyraena barracuda
Indigenous

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Moi – Threadfin
Polydactylus sexfilis
Distribution Status

‘O‘opu Akupa – Hawaiian Sleeper
Eleotris sandwicensis
Endemic

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‘O‘opu Nakea – Scribbled Goby
Awaous guamensis
Indigenous

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‘O‘opu Naniha – Goby
Stenogobius hawaiiensis
Endemic

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‘Ōpae ‘Oeha‘a – Hawaiian River Shrimp
Macrobrachium grandimanus
Endemic

Ulua ‘Aukea – Giant Trevally
Caranx ignobilis
Indigenous