• Fa'asamoa

    National Park of American Samoa

    American Samoa

Checklist of the Fishes

Chaetodon lunula, racoon butterflyfish
Raccoon butterflyfish, Chaetodon lunula, one of many species in Samoa waters.

Click here to use the Checklist of the park's fishes. This is the current list of park fishes, and has many illustrations.

The species lists are kept at the Pacific Islands Cooperative Ecosystems Study Unit (PI CESU), University of Hawaii. The National Park Service is an active member of the PI CESU.

At the species lists checklists there is a link to return to the park website at the bottom left footnote.

Did You Know?

Pacific golden plover in breeding plumage—soon to be flying 5,500 miles to the Alaskan Arctic

During northern summers, three shorebirds--plover, turnstone, and tattler--nest in Alaska and northern Canada. After nesting, they fly non-stop over 3,000 miles of open ocean to Hawaii. After briefly resting there, they continue another 2,500 miles to American Samoa. The round-trip journey each year is 11,000 miles!