Hawaiian flagtail

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Hawaiian flagtail
Kuhlia sandvicensis.jpg
Reticulated flagtail, Kuhlia sandvicensis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Kuhliidae
Genus: Kuhlia
Species

Kuhlia sandvicensis
Kuhlia xenura

The Hawaiian flagtails are species of the genus of flagtail fishes found in the Hawaiian Islands. Two species are Kuhlia sandvicensis[1] and K. xenura.[2] K. xenura is endemic to the islands.

In the Hawaiian language, āholehole refers to the young stage,[3] and āhole the mature fish. It was sometimes called puaʻa kai, literally "sea pig".[4] Keahole Point and the Kona International Airport located there are named for the fish.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2006). "Kuhlia sandvicensis" in FishBase. April 2006 version.
  2. ^ Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2006). "Kuhlia xenura" in FishBase. April 2006 version.
  3. ^ Mary Kawena Pukui and Samuel Hoyt Elbert (2003). "lookup of āholehole". in Hawaiian Dictionary. Ulukau, the Hawaiian Electronic Library, University of Hawaii Press. Retrieved September 21, 2010. 
  4. ^ Mary Kawena Pukui and Samuel Hoyt Elbert (2003). "lookup of āhole". in Hawaiian Dictionary. Ulukau, the Hawaiian Electronic Library, University of Hawaii Press. Retrieved September 21, 2010. 
  5. ^ Mary Kawena Pukui, Samuel Hoyt Elbert and Esther T. Mookini (2004). "lookup of keahole ". in Place Names of Hawai'i. Ulukau, the Hawaiian Electronic Library, University of Hawaii Press. Retrieved September 21, 2010.