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Menehune Man
May 14th, 2006, 09:13 PM
Name the fish we love to eat here in Hawai'i that people from other places call "Dolphinfish"?

Menehune Man
May 14th, 2006, 09:32 PM
Or how about the only one (known) of it's kind at Sea Life Park?
More aquatic animal than "fish" really.

Surfingfarmboy
May 14th, 2006, 11:56 PM
Name the fish we love to eat here in Hawai'i that people from other places call "Dolphinfish"?

Gotta go with mahi mahi on that one!

Menehune Man
May 15th, 2006, 07:30 AM
Gotta go with mahi mahi on that one!

Yes indeed! :cool:

Glen Miyashiro
May 15th, 2006, 07:56 AM
Or how about the only one (known) of it's kind at Sea Life Park?
More aquatic animal than "fish" really.You mean the wholphin, half whale and half dolphin? What was its name -- Kekaimalu? Or is that the mom?

Menehune Man
May 15th, 2006, 08:04 AM
You mean the wholphin, half whale and half dolphin? What was its name -- Kekaimalu? Or is that the mom?

You got it Glen! Since whales are marine mammals their not "fish", but hey they swim in the water, eh?!

Pomai
May 15th, 2006, 08:13 AM
What I found most interesting was the Wolphin's tooth count at 66 - perfectly split between the False Killer Whale father's 88 and the Bottlenose Dolphin mother's 44. That's why us "Hapa's" look da' best! :p

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This fish is usually only caught in small quantities as by-catch on longline boats far out at sea for Ahi. It has a simliar shape and size to the Opah, with really TOUGH, BLACK scales. The white meat is deliciously moist and oily. It has a Chinese name and it's one of my favorite!

Glen Miyashiro
May 15th, 2006, 08:14 AM
This fish is usually only caught in small quantities as by-catch on longline boats far out at sea for Ahi. It has a simliar shape and size to the Opah, with really TOUGH, BLACK scales. The white meat is deliciously moist and oily. It has a Chinese name and it's one of my favorite!Err... monchong?

Miulang
May 15th, 2006, 08:46 AM
What common reef fish was kapu to everyone but the ali'i (it used to be farmed in the royal fishponds and was said to ward off evil spirits)? It is endemic to Hawai'i, can live in fresh and salt water and its Hawaiian name means "sparkly".

Miulang

Pomai
May 15th, 2006, 08:54 AM
Err... monchong? Roger that. Steamed with Lup Cheong and Ginger-Cilantro Pesto.. ONO! I mean the Monchong is "ono".

Here's a whimsical question..

This "fish" isn't a fish at all, yet in lay terms it's named as such. In this particular case, it has a name that can also be attributed to a popular holiday and spends most of its existance eating, sleeping under a rock and hanging out with a sponge.

alohabear
May 15th, 2006, 09:24 AM
What common reef fish was kapu to everyone but the ali'i (it used to be farmed in the royal fishponds and was said to ward off evil spirits)? It is endemic to Hawai'i, can live in fresh and salt water and its Hawaiian name means "sparkly".

Miulang
Aholehole :confused:

Miulang
May 15th, 2006, 09:25 AM
Nenue or Manini?
Nope. Small kid time, we used to use bits of frozen shrimp to catch these buggahs from the shore. Fry 'em up. Ono!

Miulang

lavagal
May 15th, 2006, 09:46 AM
What common reef fish was kapu to everyone but the ali'i (it used to be farmed in the royal fishponds and was said to ward off evil spirits)? It is endemic to Hawai'i, can live in fresh and salt water and its Hawaiian name means "sparkly".

Miulang

is it moi, moi, moi?

Moi?

Miulang
May 15th, 2006, 10:03 AM
is it moi, moi, moi?

Moi?
Nope. Kinda look like moi, but smaller...have beeeeg eyes!

Miulang

lurkah
May 15th, 2006, 10:28 AM
Nope. Kinda look like moi, but smaller...have beeeeg eyes!

Try look four posts back. Dass not da one?

alohabear
May 15th, 2006, 10:41 AM
how about opapalu

Miulang
May 15th, 2006, 11:11 AM
Yeah, Alohabear got 'em! :D I used to have one aholehole in my fish tank. He grew to be about 5" long. I called him "Bubba".

One nodda reef fish: Get plenty different kine (at least 15!), they no all belong to da same scientific class, and yet dey all called da same name in Hawaiian.

Miulang

alohabear
May 15th, 2006, 12:38 PM
Hina lea :confused:

Glen Miyashiro
May 15th, 2006, 12:56 PM
they no all belong to da same scientific class, and yet dey all called da same name in Hawaiian. "Same scientific class" is kinda vague. Do you mean species, genus, family, or what? Unless you mean the actual biological term Class, in which case you're wrong because all the reef fish would be members of the same class, Osteichthyes (the bony fishes) (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Osteichthyes).

Miulang
May 16th, 2006, 06:50 AM
"Same scientific class" is kinda vague. Do you mean species, genus, family, or what? Unless you mean the actual biological term Class, in which case you're wrong because all the reef fish would be members of the same class, Osteichthyes (the bony fishes) (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Osteichthyes).
To be more precise, den, dey get different genus and family but dey all fishies but da kanaka maoli neva know da difference so dey wen call all of these buggahs by the same first name! Sometimes people keep them in fishtanks.

Miulang

alohabear
May 16th, 2006, 07:16 AM
To be more precise, den, dey get different genus and family but dey all fishies but da kanaka maoli neva know da difference so dey wen call all of these buggahs by the same first name! Sometimes people keep them in fishtanks.

Miulang
Palani :confused:

Miulang
May 16th, 2006, 07:48 AM
Palani :confused:
nope. some of the different kinds are bird, saddle, Christmas, old lady...they like living in the rocks where there are lots of waves.

Miulang

lurkah
May 16th, 2006, 08:02 AM
some of the different kinds are bird, saddle, Christmas, old lady...they like living in the rocks where there are lots of waves.

So are you talking about wrasses (http://www.coralreefnetwork.com/stender/fishes/wrasses/elongate.htm) or hinalea, as was posted five posts back?

Miulang
May 16th, 2006, 08:20 AM
So are you talking about wrasses (http://www.coralreefnetwork.com/stender/fishes/wrasses/elongate.htm) or hinalea, as was posted five posts back?
Yeah, da hinalea. Amazing how many different kine get swimming in the waters off da 'aina. Plenty people keep them in aquariums, too.

Miulang

ExtraScoop
May 16th, 2006, 12:36 PM
What fish is known by a different name when it is smaller than when it is big (over 10 lb usually)? In other parts of the country it has a man's name. There are numerous clubs in Hawai'i that fish for them.

alohabear
May 16th, 2006, 12:38 PM
What fish is known by a different name when it is smaller than when it is big (over 10 lb usually)? In other parts of the country it has a man's name. There are numerous clubs in Hawai'i that fish for them.
Papio/Ulua/Jack

LocoBoy
May 16th, 2006, 12:39 PM
Deleted, beaten to the punch :(.

alohabear
May 16th, 2006, 12:41 PM
Which of these fish are not found in Hawaii waters?

Snakehead
Guppy
Salmon
Firemouth cichlid
Sunfish

ExtraScoop
May 16th, 2006, 12:41 PM
Papio/Ulua/Jack

Wow. That was quick. :eek: And I guess too ez.

Miulang
May 16th, 2006, 01:14 PM
What fish is known by a different name when it is smaller than when it is big (over 10 lb usually)? In other parts of the country it has a man's name. There are numerous clubs in Hawai'i that fish for them.
Papio/ulua/John Dory

Miulang

Pomai
May 16th, 2006, 01:27 PM
Papio/Ulua/JackThose HUGE Ulua they have swimming under the Pagoda restaurant in shallow, brackish water are always amusing to watch. It's unfortunate that you can eat them as small Papio, but once they grow to become an Ulua, it's too risky due to chances of ciguatera poisoning.

A whimsical question still unanswered...

This "fish" isn't a fish at all, yet in lay terms it's named as such. In this particular case, it has a name that can also be attributed to a popular holiday and spends most of its existance eating, sleeping under a rock and hanging out with a sponge.

Glen Miyashiro
May 16th, 2006, 01:29 PM
This "fish" isn't a fish at all, yet in lay terms it's named as such. In this particular case, it has a name that can also be attributed to a popular holiday and spends most of its existance eating, sleeping under a rock and hanging out with a sponge.Ah. Patrick the Starfish?

Pomai
May 16th, 2006, 01:32 PM
Ah. Patrick the Starfish? HE HE! I swear I hardly watch cartoons, but that character just cracks me up! :D

LocoBoy
May 19th, 2006, 02:40 PM
Name dis fish:

Give da Hawaiian name & species for a fish who's name is shared with a invertebrate.