Protoform: MALAU.1 [RO] General term for soldierfishes and squirrelfishes (genera Holocentrus, Adioryx, Myripristis, Flammeo) (Hpr)

Description: General term for soldierfishes and squirrelfishes (genera Holocentrus, Adioryx, Myripristis, Flammeo) (Hpr)
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to RO: RO
Notes:

*3 PCP *ma(r,l)au (Gty).
*3 PROC *mwalau "squirrelfish, possibly generic for a number of spp." (LPO IV:55).

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
Anuta Marau Squirrelfish (Fbg)
East Futuna Malau Red-coloured fish (Mfr)
East Uvea Malau Adioryx spp. (Rch)
East Uvea Malau mata mu Priacanthus hamrur (Bigeye) (Rch)
Easter Island Marau Fish with white and red stripes (Fts)
Easter Island Maarau Soldierfishes (Myripristis, Plectrypops, Pristileps spp.), Squirrelfishes (Sargocentron spp.) and Cardinalfishes (Apogon and Ostorhinchus spp.) (Rce)
Emae Marau Squirrelfish (Cpl)
Fijian Merau (Sargocentron) (Gty.1994) (Cpl)
Kapingamarangi Malau/-daa Fish sp.: red snapper (Lbr)
Kapingamarangi Marau Squirrel-fish (Ebt)
Kapingamarangi Malau/-pungu Holocentrus assensionis (Lbr)
Luangiua Malau Soldier fish, sword fish (Smd)
Luangiua Malau Fish sp. (red, paler below, very big black eyes) (Tbs)
Luangiua Pu/malau Red bull's eye (Smd)
Mangareva Marau Poisson (Rch)
Manihiki-Rakahanga Marau Fish sp. (Bck)
Marquesas Maʔau-kuʔa-papa (Priacanthus hamrup) [Forstal] (???)
Marquesas Meau Esp. de petit poisson (Dln)
Marquesas Maioú Small fry of all kinds (Crk)
New Zealand Maori Marau/a Fry of (Agonostomus forsteri) (Wms)
Niuatoputapu Malau (Adioryx tiere), (Myripristes pralineus) (Dye)
Niue Malau Deep-sea f ish sp. (Variola spp.) (Sph)
Nuguria Marau Small red fish sp. with big eyes (Dvl)
Nukuoro Malau Squirrelfish spp (Crl)
Penrhyn Marau Squirrelfish sp. (Myripristis chryseres); big-scale soldier fish Myripristis melanostictus), etc (Sta)
Pukapuka Malau Squirrelfish spp. (Sby)
Rarotongan Marau Smallish red fish (Bse)
Rennellese Magau Squirrelfish spp. (Ebt)
Rotuman Marau Small equilateral triangle shaped fish Borrowed (Cwd)
Samoan Malau (Holocentrus spp., Myripristis spp.); Soldierfish (Myripristris violaceus) (Sam. Fishes) (Prt)
Samoan Taa/malau/ Sabre Squirrelfish (Sargocentron spiniferum) (Am. Sam. Bottomfishes) (Prt)
Samoan Malau-ugatele Bigscale Soldierfish (Myripristris berndti) (Am. Sam. Bottomfishes) (Prt)
Sikaiana Malau Fish sp (Dnr)
Tahitian Marau The name of a small fish (Dvs)
Takuu Marau General term for squirrelfish (Holocentridae sp.) (Mle)
Tikopia Marau Small sea fish, usually red; Squirrelfish and Soldierfish spp. (Fth)
Tokelau Malau Fish spp. of genera (Holocentrus, Adioryx, Myripristus, Flammeo) (Hpr)
Tongan Malau Fish sp (Cwd)
Tuvalu Malau Squirrelfish (Rby)
Vaeakau-Taumako Malau Name for various squirrelfish (Hvn)
West Futuna Marau Soldierfish (Adioryx caudimaculatus and other spp.) Holocentrum [Sargocentron] spp. (Rve). (Fkm)

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