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A bright blue cephalophis Argus swims through a reef
Fishes suspected of carrying ciguatoxins in American Samoa

The fish names appear as follows: local name (if known), common name, and scientific name. Please click on any image to view an enlarged version in a new window.

A silver Ulua glistens in the ocean

Ulua

Giant Trevally

Caranx ignobilis

Red-throat emperor fish is seen swimming through some murky waters

Filoa vaʻa

Red-Throat Emperor

Lethrinus miniatus

Orange-spotted emperor fish swims through some murky water

Filoa Apamumu

Orange-Spotted Emperor

Lethrinus erythracanthus

Ambon emperor is seen swimming is some murky waters

Ambon Emperor

Lethrinus amboinensis

A red snapper swims in the deep ocean

Aku mu

Red Snapper

Lutjanus bohar

One spot snapper appears with a blue/silver body and bright yellow fins

Taiva

One-Spot Snapper

Lutjanus monostigma

Humpback snapper is seen with it's yellow body and bright red fins and tail

Malaʻl

Humpback Snapper

Lutjanus gibbus

A bright red Tomato Grouper is pictured in a lab

Gatala

Tomato Grouper

Cephalopholis sonnerati

A giant grouper with it's face fronting the camera

Gatala

Giant Grouper

Epinephelus lanceolatus

A yellow grouper sits perched on the bottom of a tank

Gatala

Yellow Grouper

Epinephelus awoara

A long, slim barracuda glides through the water

Sapatu

Barracuda

Sphyraena barracuda

A grey reef shark swims in the open waters

Malie

Shark (especially liver)

Selachimorpha

Hookjaw moray eel peers out of a cave

Maoaʻe/Pusi Gatala

Moray Eel

Muraenidae

A brown slipper lobster os perched on a rock underwater

Slipper Lobster

Scyllaridae

A lionfish swims in the Indo-Pacific region

Sausaua

Lionfish

Pterois

Rhodactus

Matamalu

Elephant Ear Mushroom

Rhodactus sp.

Red limu, or seaweed

Limu

Red Seaweed

Rhodophyta

An octopus creeps by coral in Rose Atoll, American Samoa

Feʻe

Octopus

Octopoda

A clam in perched on coral in Rose Atoll, American Samoa

Faisua

Clams

Tridacna maxima

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CONTACT

Eileen Nalley
Ocean and Coastal Ecosystem Health Specialist
University of Hawai’i
Sea Grant College Program
Honolulu, HI 96822
enalley@hawaii.edu
Phone: (808) 956-7031