milkfish (Chanos chanos)
Author David Starr Jordan (1851–1931), Barton Warren Evermann (1853–1932) ￼ ￼ ￼
English: Chanos chanos (Forskai)
English: Jordan, David Starr; Evermann, Barton Warren (1905) Shore Fishes of the Hawaiian Islands, With a General Account of the Fish Fauna, Bulletin of the United States Fish Commission, vol. 23 for 1903, part I, Washington, DC: Government Printing Office
The milkfish (Chanos chanos) is the sole living species in the family Chanidae. Chanos chanos occurs in the Indian Ocean and across the Pacific Ocean, from South Africa to Hawaii and the Marquesas, from California to the Galapagos, north to Japan, south to Australia. Milkfishes commonly live in tropical offshore marine waters around islands and along continental shelves.