Common name of Calotomus carolinus
Common name Pono kasiki
Language Swahili
Type Vernacular
Official trade name No
Rank 2 - (Preferred common name (unique))
Country Kenya
Locality Mombasa and Mtwapa area
Ref. Glaesel, H., 1997
Life stage juveniles and adults
Sex females and males
1st modifier
2nd modifier
Remarks 'Pono' is a global name given to parrotfishes as a group. The Christmas parrotfish has become a common food fish in the late 90s. It is caught with accepted traditional fishing gears, e.g. basket traps. It has become one of the main species in artisanal fisher's catch but was not a desired food fish a few decades ago when fish was more bountiful.
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