In a brook.
Daddy catch you with a hook.
Mommy fry you in a pan.
Baby eat you like a man!
My mom taught me this when I was very little. It had hand motions and I loved it. In fact, much to my mom’s horror, I performed it for my doctor during one visit when I was maybe five years old!
Thus began my love of acting—even being a theater major in college for a while.
I was wondering about all the fish you can find in Hawaii. There are many types, sizes, and colors. Here are a few of the fish that are endemic to the islands. I’ve listed them with their Hawaiian name and their common name:
Aweoweo Hawaiian Bigeye
Pao’o Gargantuan Blenny, Hawaiian Zebra Blenny, Marblehead Blenny, Scarface Blenny, Strasburg’s Blenny
‘Oio Longjaw Bonefish
Kikakapu Multiband Butterflyfish
Lauwiliwili Milletseed Butterflyfish
Upapalu Bay Cardinalfish, Spotted Cardinalfish, Hawaiian Ruby Cardinalfish, Hawaiian Spotted Cardinalfish, and Transparent Cardinalfish
Puhi uha Hawaiian Conger
Mamo Hawaiian Sergeant Major Damsel
O’ili’uwi’uwi Hawaiian Fantail Filefish
O’ili Shy Filefish
Aholehole Hawaiian Flagtail
Kumu White Saddle Goatfish
Piliko’a Redbarred Hawkfish
Ulua Lauli Whitetongue Jack
Lauia Regal Parrotfish
Uhu Uliuli Spectacled Parrotfish
Nohu Pinao Hawaiian Green Lionfish, Hawaiian Red Lionfish
Nohu Shortsnout Scorpionfish, Titan Scorpianfish
Puhi Steindachner’s Moray
Hapu’upu’u Seale’s Grouper (Hawaiian Black Grouper)
‘Iao Hawaiian Silverside
Ala’ihi Hawaiian Squirrelfish
There are many other endemic fish, some with Hawaiian names, others without. There are also a huge number of interesting fish not endemic to the islands. You can see a complete list at this site:
Join me next Monday and I’ll tell you about my experience with one of Hawaii’s unusual fishes!!
Mahalo for visiting!