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Family Chanidae

This family has a single species.


Chanos chanos

Sea Life Park, Hawaii


Oceanarium, Pacific Beach Hotel

Oceanarium, Pacific Beach Hotel

MILKFISH    awa      Soto-iwashi

Locally common just below the surface in coastal waters where it feeds upon algae and plankton.  Its soft flesh is processed into fish paste and steamed to make fishcake.  An important species in aquaculture throughout Asia since it tolerates brackish water.  Attains 59 inches.  Hawaii, Indo-Pacific, & the Tropical Eastern Pacific.