Common name of Aluterus scriptus
Common name loulu
Language Hawaiian
Type Vernacular
Official trade name No
Rank 3 - (Other common name)
Country United States (contiguous states)
Locality Hawaiian Islands
Life stage juveniles and adults
Sex females and males
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Remarks Per "Hawaii's Fishes - A Guide for Snorkelers Divers and Aquarists" (ISBN 1-56647-001-3) by John P. Hoover on page 58. The Hawaiian name refers to a group of endemic, greenish white fan-palms (Pritchardia sp.) simular in color to the fish. Lou means "to hook," and the fish was used in sorcery to cause death.
Entered by Hamil, Raymond
Modified by Sampang-Reyes, Arlene G.
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