Scientific Names of Regulated Species

Marine Fishes

Common or local name Scientific name
ĀholeholeKuhlia sandvicensis
K. xenura
AkuleSelar crumenophthalmus
‘Ama‘ama, pua (striped mullet)Mugil cephalus
AwaChanos chanos
Goatfish (Maui rules)family Mullidae
Gold-spot herringHerklotshichthys quadrimaculatus
Hāpu‘uEpinephelus quernus
‘Iao (silversides)Antherinamorus insularum
KalaNaso unicornis
N. brevirostris
N. annulatus
KalekalePristipomoides sieboldii
KūmūParupeneus porphyreus
LehiAphareus rutilans
Makiawa (mikiawa)Etrumeus teres
E. micropus
ManiniAcanthurus triostegus sandvicensis
Marquesan sardineSardinella marquensis
MoanoParupeneus multifasciatus
Moano keaParupeneus cyclostomus
MoiPolydactylus sexfilis
MunuParupeneus insularis
NehuEncrasichdina purpurea
‘Ō‘ioAlbula glossodonta
‘ŌpakapakaPristipomoides filamentosus
‘ŌpeluDecapterus macarellus
‘Ōpelu kalaNaso hexacanthus
PihaSpratelloides delicatulus
"Tabai"Mollienesia spp.
Threadfin shadDorosoma petenense
Uhu (statewide except Maui)Scarus dubius
S. psittacus
S. rubroviolaceus
Chlorurus spilurus
C. perspicillatus
Uhu (Maui rules)family Scaridae
Uhu uliuli and uhu ‘ahu‘ula (Maui rules)Chlorurus perspicillaus
Uhu ‘ele‘ele and uhu palukaluka (Maui rules)Scarus rubroviolaceus
‘Ukikiki (gindai)Pristipomoides zonatus
‘Ula‘ula (ehu)Etelis carbunculus
‘Ula‘ula koa‘e (onaga)Etelis coruscans
Ulua and pāpioCaranx ignobilis
C. lugubris
C. melampygus
C. sexfasciatus
Carangoides equula
C. ferdau
C. orthogrammus
Weke and ‘oama (Maui rules: weke ‘ā)Mulloidicthys flavolineatus
Weke nonoMulloidichthys pfluegeri

Marine Invertebrates and Algae

Common or local nameScientific name
AbaloneHaliotis spp.
Cherrystone clam (quahog)Mercenaria mercenaria
Coral rock oysterCrassostrea amasa
Eastern oysterC. virginica
Hā‘uke‘ukeColobocentrotus amasa
He‘eOctopus cyanea
O. ornatus
Japanese oysterCrassostrea gigas
Japanese littleneck clamTapes philppinarum
Kona crabRanina ranina
‘Ōpae (shrimp)Order Decapoda
‘Opihigenus Cellana
Pearl oysterPinctada margaritifera
Samoan crabScylla serrata
Top shellTrochus spp.
Ula (spiny lobster)Panulirus penicillatus
P. marginatus
Ula pāpapa (slipper lobster)Scyllarides squammosus
S. haanii
WanaEchinothrix diadema
Wana halulaDiadema paucispinum
LimuGracillaria spp.

O‘ahu Aquarium Fishing Rules

Common or local nameScientific name
Achilles tangAcanthurus achilles
Bandit angelfish or banded angelApolemichthys arcuatus, Holacanthus arcuatus, Desmoholacanthus arcuatus
Cleaner wrasseLabroides phthirophagus
KoleCtenochaetus strigosus
Moorish idolZanclus cornutus
Naso tangNaso lituratus
Ornate butterflyfishChaetodon lunulatus
Potter's angelCentropyge potteri
Reticulated butterflyfishChaetodon reticulatus
Yellow tangZebrasoma flavescens

Ha‘ena Community-Based Subsistence Fishing Area

Common or local nameScientific name
‘Opihigenus Cellana
PipipiTheodoxus neglectus
Nerita picea
Neripteron neglectum
Kupe‘eNerita polita
Pupuorder Gastropoda
order Bivalvia
Ula (spiny lobster)family Palinuridae
Ula papapa (slipper lobster)family Scyllaridae
Urchinsclass Echinoidea
He‘eOctopus cyanea
O. ornatus
LimuGracilaria salicornia
Acanthophora spicifera
Avrainvillea amadelpha
Kappaphycus
spp.
Eucheuma spp.
Hypnea musciformis