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
‘Ama‘ama – Mullet
Awa – Milkfish
Kākū – Great Barracuda
Moi – Threadfin
‘O‘opu Akupa – Hawaiian Sleeper
‘O‘opu Nakea – Scribbled Goby
‘O‘opu Naniha – Goby
‘Ōpae ‘Oeha‘a – Hawaiian River Shrimp
Ulua ‘Aukea – Giant Trevally