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Elops hawaiensis

(Elops hawaiensis)

Description

The Hawaiian ladyfish (Elops hawaiensis), also known as the Hawaiian tenpounder or banana fish, is a species of fish in the Elopidae family. It is sometimes referred to as the giant herring, and its Hawaiian name is awa 'aua. It is native to the west central Pacific Ocean, and the current classification may in fact consist of several species.

Taxonomic tree:

Domain:
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum:
Class: Actinopterygii
Order:Elopiformes
Family:Elopidae
Genus:Elops
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