BLUE MARLIN (KAJIKI) Hawaii Market Name: kajiki
Scientific Name: Makaira nigricans
Hawaiian Name: A`u
Japanese Name: Kurokajiki
Kajiki is commonly known as Pacific blue marlin, or a`u, the Hawaiian name applied to all marlin species. It is distinguishable by its larger size, heavier bill, and rougher, dark/black skin. It lacks the obvious stripes of the nairagi.