Fresh Water Animals
Introduced prior to 1900 on Kaua'i, O'ahu and Mau'i. Used as
Adult size 4 inches (10 cm) in length.
Introduced in the 1950's. Cultured for food in Africa and Asia.
Characterized by the long dorsal fin. Differentiated from the
bluegill by having no blue or black opercular flap. Useful to control
aquatic plants in irrigation systems and as a food fish. Adult size
4-6 inches (10-14 cm) in length. Young have, dorsally, horizontal
Swordtails, guppies, mollies and top minnows. Common in streams,
ponds, resevoirs. A large family of small, live-bearing fish. Used as
aquarium fish and as bait fish. Suitable for classroom aquariums.
Mosquito fish are also a member of this family.
Brought from Texas in 1905 for mosquito control. Abundant in lower
reaches of streams. Can reach a length of 1 inch (2.5 cm).
Last update= July, 1997 (Capers)