Hawaii is the land of sun, sea, and sand. And the land of the sea is rich in aquatic life from beautiful fishes to coral reefs.
There is everything in Hawaii. And what's more beautiful about Hawaii is the Hawaiian fishes. There are a plethora of fishes that can be found in Hawaii, from bigeye scad to uhu parrotfish and ahi yellowfin tuna,
You name it and the Hawaii sea or the local fish seller have it. So, in case you have an opportunity to become a fish parent and are looking for some beautiful name for your Pacific Ocean home friend than you in for a treat.
The fish in Hawaiian coral reefs have been around for millions of years. These reefs have allowed them to feed, protect themselves, and sustain themselves. Look at some cool Hawaiian fish names. So, in case you loved our fish name articles, you can also check fish names & Betta fish names articles.
1. Achilles Tang, you can always choose to name your fish after the Greek warrior Achilles.
2. Black Triggerfish, a simple name for your black triggerfish.
3. Bluestripe Snapper, these yellow and bluefish are very sacred on the Hawaii island and it is strictly prohibited to eat them there.
4. Four Spot Butterflyfish, you smart swimmer, yes, these fish have four spots.
5. Hawaiian Cleaner Wrasse, this Hawaiian Island local fish is tri-colored, which makes it beautiful.
6. Longnose Butterflyfish, these bright yellow fishes have a long nose. These are also known as Hawaiian tropical fish.
7. Millet seed Butterflyfish, these fish in the Hawaiian Islands are known for their dark stripe masking their eyes.
8. Moorish Idol, is a yellow and blackfish with hints of white stripes.
9. Parrotfish, these fish from Hawaii are known for their bright blue color.
10. Pennant Butterflyfish, often mistaken as Moorish idols, these fishes are similar in color and size.
11. Raccoon Butterflyfish, as the name suggests, these butterflyfish are known for their raccoon-like masks.
12. Saddleback Wrasse, are known for their energetic fish swoops.
13. Spotted Boxfish
14. Trumpetfish, these oddest-looking fish are superb hunters.
15. Yellowfin Goatfish, these yellow striped fishes are known for their almost transparent body and laziness.
16. Yellow Tang, these are the fishes you'll find on the snorkeling advertising brochures.
No matter how big the fish, each of them has names that have great significance in the Hawaiian culture. Below we have mentioned some common big fishes found on the Hawaiian Island.
17. Ahi, also known as Yellowfin Tuna. These are the highly prized fishes known for flavorful meat. These Hawaiian fish to eat have excellent taste even both are sashimi or cooked.
18. Aku, also known as Skipjack Tuna on Hawaiian island.
19. Blue Marlin, also known as Makaira Nigricans is a highly prized species by sport fishers.
20. Mahi, or as known as Dorado or the Dolphin Fish
21. Ono, or the Wahoo fish is a variety of fishes that are good to eat.
22. Sailfish, these fishes belong to the family of Marlin and are known for their fighting strength.
23. Striped Marlin, are found in the Indian and Pacific Oceans and are prize catch for sports fishers.
Below we have listed comes of the very common and famous Hawaiian fish or iʻa names. These fishes are a common catch in the Hawaiian fishing scene.
24. Acute Halfbeak
25. Ala ihi, this Hawaiian ala ihi kalaloa is known for its long-jaw.
26. Albacore, also known as Ahi Palaha in the Hawaiian language.
27. Awa Milkfish, these are the last and sole living species from the Chanidae family.
28. Bigeye Emperor, or as known as Mu in the Hawaiian language.
29. Bigeye Scad
30. Bird Wrasse
31. Black Marlin, also known as A'u in the Hawaiian language.
32. Blackside Hawkfish, also known as Hilu piliko'a in the Hawaiian language.
33. Blackspot Sergeant, also known as Kupipi in the Hawaiian language.
34. Black Surgeonfish
35. Blacktail Wrasse
36. Black Triggerfish, also known as Humuhumu 'ele'ele in the Hawaiian language.
37. Bluelined Surgeonfish, also known as Maiko in the Hawaiian language.
38. Bluefin trevally
39. Blue Marlin
40. Blue Spine Unicornfish, also known as Kala in the Hawaiian language.
41. Christmas Wrasse, also known as Awela in the Hawaiian language.
42. Cigar, also known as Kupoupou in the Hawaiian language.
43. Crown Squirrelfish
44. Convict tang, also known as Manini in the Hawaiian language.
45. Dogtooth Tuna
46. Eagle Ray Family
47. Giant trevally, also known as Ulua au kea in the Hawaiian language.
48. Glasseye, also known as Aweoweo in the Hawaiian language.
49. Gray Chub, Rudderfish
50. Great Barracuda
51. Greater Amberjack, also known as Kahala in the Hawaiian language.
52. Green Halfbeak, also known as Iheihe in the Hawaiian language.
53. Halfbeak Fish Family
54. Hawaiian Bigeye
55. Hawaiian Flagtail, also known as Aholehole in the Hawaiian language.
56. Hawaiian Grouper, also known as Hapu'upu'u in the Hawaiian language.
57. Hawaiian Squirrelfish
58. Hawaiian Tenpounder
59. Hawkfish Family
60. Heller'S Barracuda
61. Hogfish, also known as A'awa in the Hawaiian language.
62. Keeltail Needlefish
63. Large Headed Scorpionfish, also known as O'opu Kai Nohu in the Hawaiian language.
64. Lei Triggerfish
65. Lowfin Chub, Rudderfish
67. Manta, also known as Hahalua in the Hawaiian language.
68. Manybar Goatfish, also known as Moano in the Hawaiian language.
70. Opakapaka, or as known as Hawaiian pink snapper is the best fish to eat.
71. Peppered Squirrelfish
72. Pinktail Durgon
73. Polynesian Halfbeak
76. Porcupinefish Family
77. Psychedelic Wrasse, also known as Hinalea in the Hawaiian language.
78. Racoon Butterflyfish, it is the fish of Maui.
79. Reef Triggerfish, or as known as Humuhumunukunukuapua'a is the national fish of Hawaii for its unique color and patterns. It has the longest fish name in Hawaii. It is pronounced as “who-moo-who-moo-noo-koo-noo-koo-ah-pooah-ah”. This fish got its name for its powerful jaws and sharp, cutting teeth, and unique color.
80. Regal Parrotfish, also known as Uhu Lauia in the Hawaiian language.
81. Saber Squirrelfish, also known as Ala'ihi in the Hawaiian language.
82. Saddle Wrasse
83. Shortnose Wrasse
84. Skipjack Tuna
85. Spiny Porcupinefish
86. Spotfin Squirrelfish, also known as ala ihi in the Hawaiian language.
87. Squirrelfish Family
88. Striped Marlin
89. Striped Mullet
90. Surge Wrasse, also known as Ho'u in the Hawaiian language.
91. Teardrop Butterflyfish, another Hawaiian fish with a long name.
92. Thick Lipped Jack
93. Titan Scorpionfish, also known as Nohu in the Hawaiian language.
95. Unicorn Surgeonfish Genus
96. Von Siebold'S Snapper
97. Whitemargin Unicorn Fish
98. Whitesaddle Goatfish, also known as Kumu in the Hawaiian language.
99. Whitespotted Surgeonfish, also known as Api in the Hawaiian language.
100. Wrasse Family
101. Yellowfin Tuna
102. Yellow stripe Coris
103. Yellow striped Squirrelfish
104. Yellowtail Coris
105. Yellow Tang
If you are looking for some rare fish in Hawaii, then you are in for a treat. We have compiled a list of names of rare fishes, which will make your experience of fishing on Hawaiian Island, an unforgettable one.
106. Albino" Yellow Tang
107. Bicolor Chub
108. Blotch-Eye Soldierfish
109. Bronze-Jaw Moray
110. Butterflyfish, also known as Kikakapu in the Hawaiian language.
112. Cheekspot Scorpionfish, also known as Nohu in the Hawaiian language.
113. Coastal Manta
114. Delicate Roundherring
115. Dwarf Perchlet
116. Edmondson's Pipefish
117. Emperor Angelfish, also known as Mu Ahi in the Hawaiian language.
118. Freckled Driftfish
119. Giant Moray
120. Golden Batfish
121. Hawaiian Silverside, also known as Iao in the Hawaiian language.
122. Humpback Snapper
123. Lemonpeel Angelfish
124. Lined Frogfish, also known as Malamalama in the Hawaiian language.
125. Lipspot Moray
126. Longfin Batfish
127. Longnose Tang, also known as Maneoneo in the Hawaiian language.
129. Mimic Goatfish
130. Multicolor Angelfish
131. Nagareda's Viviparous
132. Nahacky's Angelfish
133. Nebulous Lizardfish
134. Noble Goby
135. One-Scale Dwarf Goby, also known as O'opu in Hawaii.
136. Palette Tang
137. Pelagic Manta
138. Pencil Snake Eel
139. Phantom Cardinalfish
140. Randall's Frogfish
141. Red Earth Dwarf Goby
142. Shorttail Snake Moray
143. South Seas Devil
144. Spotted Oceanic Triggerfish
145. Spotted Puffer
146. Susan's Pygmy Goby
147. Unicorn Filefish
148. Yellow Boxfish
149. Yellow morph of Blue Goatfish
150. Yellowtail Snake Eel
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