Entries from Hooper 1994 in Pollex-Online

Hooper, R. (1994). Reconstructing Proto Polynesian fish names. Austronesian terminologies: continuity and change. A. Pawley and M. Ross. Canberra, Pacific Linguistics: 185-230.

Language Item Description
Samoan Afulu Small goatfish
Nukuoro Alaala Two species of Jack
Tokelau Alaala Striped Jack (Carangoides gilberti)
Samoan Alaala/futu, lala/futu Caranx sp.
Anuta Ari Flounder
Pukapuka Ali Left-eye Flounder (Bothus mancus)
Samoan Alogo Zebra Surgeonfish (Acanthurus lineatus)
Tokelau Alogo Surgeonfish sp. (Ctenochaetus striatus)
Samoan Aso White-tipped Shark
Hawaiian Aku Bonito (Katsuwonus pelamis)
Tokelau Atu Bonito (Katsuwonus pelamis)
Tokelau Atule Silver Scad (Selar crumenophthalmus)
Kapingamarangi Hu/oua/ Young mullet
Rarotongan ʔAua Small, silvery-grey fish ; (Neomyxus chaptalii) when small
Samoan Aua Mugil sp.
Tokelau Aua Silvery mullet (Neomyxus chaptalii)
Tongan ʔAua Mullet sp.
Tokelau Ava Milkfish, Salmon Herring (Chanos chanos)
Tupuaki Ava/ava Milkfish or Salmon Herring (Chanos chanos)
Pukapuka Eve (Epinephelus hexagonatus)
Tokelau Eve (Epinephelus hexagonatus), Orange Sea Bass
Tuamotu Veve (Epinephelus hexagonatus) and (Epinephelus merra)
Marquesas Haahaaʔua (Manta alfredi), Manta Ray
Tahitian Faafaa/piti Manta ray (Manta alfredi) Problematic
Tokelau Fai/kili/ (Himantura spp.)
Marquesas Haʔoa (Epinephelus tauvina)
Mangareva ʔAroa (Epinephelus tauvina)
Pukapuka Waaloa (Epinephelus tauvina)
Tahitian Faaroa Spotted sea bass (Epinephelus tauvina). Mérou (Epinephelus areolatus) (Lmt).
Tokelau Faaloa (Epinephelus tauvina)
Tokelau Faapuku Marbled Sea-bass (Epinephelus microdon)
Tongan Faapuku Fish sp. (Epinephelus merra) and other small cod
Tokelau Foki Also, and, too, again
Kapingamarangi Ngadala (Epinephelus sp.)
Nukuoro Ngadala (Epinephelus sp.)
Rennellese Ngataga General name for Rock Cods
Samoan Gatala Several (Epinephelus) and (Cephalopolis spp.)
Tahitian ʔAtara (Epinephelus socialis)
Tokelau Gatala Honeycomb Sea Bass (Epinephelus merra)
Tongan Ngatala Several (Epinephelus) and (Cephalopolis spp.)
Tokelau Aga Hand-span (used as a measuring-unit)
Pukapuka Aku/aku Platybelone sp.
Marquesas ʔApi/ʔapi Acanthurus guttatus
Nukuoro Abi Acanthurus guttatus
Rarotongan Api Acanthurus guttatus
Tokelau Api Spotted Surgeonfish (Acanthurus guttatus)
Tahitian Ira A term embracing several kinds of illness .
Rarotongan Kaʔa (Mugil vaigiensis)
Samoan ʔAfa (Mugil vaigiensis)
Tokelau Kafa Diamond-scaled Mullet (Mugil vaigiensis)