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The fish that frequented the waters of Mokuleia were the aweoweo, kala, manini, and many other varieties that find their habitat inside the coral reefs.
The Ohua too, a pink scaled fish, shaped like a trout; the opukai, beautifully striped and mottled; the mullet and flying fish as common here as mackerel at home; the hala, a fine pink-fleshed fish, the albicore, the bonita, the manini striped black and white, and many others.
Many reef fishes such as the uhu (parrotfish), angelfish, and manini frequent the bay.
Ordinarily I would not have bothered to comment on this seemingly manini item, but then I recalled Naeole being fined for improper campaign spending practices in the past-including a failure to properlly report an in-kind donation.
Flying-fish (which were never caught inside the lagoon) would be safe to eat if taken on the lee side of the island, dangerous, or at least doubtful, if taken on the weather side; _manini_, a small striped fish much relished by the natives, would be safe to eat if caught on the reef on the western side of the island, slightly poisonous if taken four miles away on the inside shore of the eastern islets encompassing the lagoon.
Kahauokapaka! the spawn of the _manini_ come before my eyes; go after them, therefore, while they are yet afloat in the membrane; possibly when you bring the _manini_ spawn, I shall be eased of the child; this is the first time my labor has been hard, and that I have craved the young of the _manini_; go quickly, therefore, to the fishing. "
The skeleton of a woman, who evidently died during the operation, is preserved in the Bishop Museum to attest the practice, were not testimony of language and authority conclusive.] [Footnote 5: The _manini_ (_Tenthis sandvicensis_, Street) is a flat-shaped striped fish common in Hawaiian waters.
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