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More Bonaire game fish and their local names:

Blue Marlin

Balau Blanku

White Marlin

Balau Baster

Wahoo

Mulatu, Mulá

Red Snapper

Piská Kòrá

Yellowtail Snapper

Gristelchi piedra

Flounder

Sobrá di Dios

Permit

Pampel

Tarpon

Sábalo

Trumpetfish

Tròmpet

 Moray Eel

Kolebra

Green Moray

Kolebra Bèrdè

Sharptail Eel

Kolebra Rosario

Mullet

Haldu

Chub

Katiaka

Tiger grouper & Yellowfin Grouper

Gramèl

Yellowmouth Grouper

Patachi

Black Durgon

Doro

Parrotfish (generic)

Gutu

Midnight Parrotfish

Bushuti

Rainbow Parrotfish terminal phase

Gutu Kedébe

Stoplight Parrotfish term phase

Gutu Rab'i Guy

Stoplight Parrotfish initial phase

Gutu Domenika

Princess Parrotfish term phase

Gutu Raton

Princess Parrotfish initial phase

Gutu Promènte

Queen Parrotfish term phase

Gutu Bok'i  Lora

Redband Parrotfish initial phase

Gutu Martin

Puddingwife

Gutu Peuchi

Black fin tuna

Buní Pretu

Yellow fin tuna

Buní Rabu Hél

Horseeye jack

Korkobá

Black Jack

Korkobá Pretu

Rainbow Runner

Gristelchi Laman A'fó

Creole Fish

Mahawa

French Grunt

Robeki,

Striped and Smallmouth Grunts

Traki Traki

Bluestriped Grunts and some of the other larger grunts

Gròns

Lizard fish/Sand Diver

Yuan'i Awa

Graysby

Purunchi

Coney

Purunchi

Rock Hind

Dawari

Red Hind

Gatu

Shark

Tribon

African Pampano

Kar'i Kabai

Triggerfish

Pishi Porko

Snook

Sapat'i Sòldá

Chum

Garná

Houndfish

Guepi

Flat Needlefish

Guepi Machéte

Cubera Snapper

Karaña

Mutton Snapper

Karpitan

Schoolmaster

Bèrs

Almaco Jack & Greater Amberjack

Kabriou (Kabiyou)

King Mackerel

Konovis


All fish names supplied by local fisherman. Special thanks to Ellen Muller and Papi Anton for collecting and sorting through all this information. Some Bonaire fisherman may call these fish by other names and many fish have other local names even on our sister islands.

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