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
Tongan Maʔava Kind of fish (Teuthis rostratus)
Tokelau Maligi Be spilt, spill over
Kapingamarangi Malili Fish sp.
Nukuoro Malili Goatfish sp.
Tokelau Malili (Mulloidichthys vanicolensis)
Tongan Malili Red mullet
Tongan Maalolo Flying-fish
Pukapuka Manini (Acanthurus triostegus)
Tokelau Mata i taliga Hammerhead shark
Samoan Memea Goatfish sp.
Tokelau Memea Gold-lined Goatfish (Mulloidichthys auriflamma)
Tongan Meemea A reef fish
Tokelau Moomoa Boxfish (Ostracion sp.)
Tokelau Naa Negative imperative particle
Marquesas Nenue A fish (Kyphosus sp.). Saupe, chub (Kyphosus spp.) (Atl).
Pukapuka Nanue A fish (Kyphosus sp.)
Samoan Nanue A fish (Kyphosus sp.)
Tokelau Nanue Rudderfish (Kyphosus cinerascens)
East Uvea Nifa A sardine
Marquesas Nifa (Sardinella marquisensis). Poisson-savon; soapfish (Fatu Hiva) (Atl).
Tuamotu Nifa Juvenile Abula sp.
Easter Island Niuhi A kind of shark ; Mackerel Shark (Carcharodon carcharias)
Tokelau Noa Just, mere, of no importance. Postposed particle mainly in nominal sentences
Tokelau Nofu Stonefish sp.
Tokelau O/i Verbal particule. A conjunction (sic) that one action follows another in sequence. And, and then . Introduces independent clauses in narrative where it indicates sequential (ofte consequential) action. When oi introduces subject complements there is frequently an implication of fulfilment of the situation of the clause
Tuvalu Oo Small reddish baitfish ; tiny fish on which the bonito feed
Tongan Oo Fish sp., small, with poison back fins ; almost certainly Siganus
Marquesas Ono Wahoo (Acanthocybium solandri). Thazard, poisson thonidé de la famille des scombridés (Lch). Great Barracuda (Sphyraena barracuda) (MQS) (Atl).
Tokelau Ono Great Barracuda (Sphyraena barracuda)
Tuvalu Paala Wahoo (Acanthocybium solandri)
Niue Paala Tiger Fish. Wahoo (Acanthocybium solandri) (Sph).
Pukapuka Paala Wahoo (Acanthocybium solandri)
Rarotongan Parangi A surgeonfish (Acanthurus xanthopterus)
Tahitian Paraʔi A surgeonfish (Acanthurus xanthopterus). Poisson-chirurgien, famille des Acanthuridae (Acanthurus bleekeri) et espèces voisines (Lmt).
Tongan Palangi A fish (Acanthurus sp.)
Hawaiian Walu Oilfish (Ruvettus pretiosus) Problematic
Niue Palu Oilfish (Ruvettus pretiosus). Fish spp., mainly snapper and jobfish (Lutjanidae) (Sph).
Anuta Panauko
Pukapuka Papo (Cheilinus trilobatus) ; Scarlet-breasted Maori-Wrasse (Cheilinus fasciatus)
Pukapuka Papo/papo (Cheilinus trilobatus) when juvenile
Rennellese Papu Several kinds of dark-brown Wrasse
Pukapuka Pui Small sp. of eel Problematic
Nukuoro Sahole Mountain Bass
Samoan Safole Kuhlia sp.
Tokelau Haafole Kuhlia taeniura and K. marginata
Tokelau Hakulaa (Xiphias gladius) and other swordfish spp.
Niue Haohao Pipefish. Trumpetfish (Aulostomus chinensis) (Sph).
Samoan Saosao Predatory and dangerous kind of fish
Tokelau Haohao (Sphyraena forsteri) when fully mature
Tongan Hapatuu Sphyraena sp. ; kind of Parrotfish