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Deep Seven or Deep 7 refers to seven species of deep water fish of cultural, commercial, and recreational importance found in the Hawaiian Archipelago and Johnston Island. The Deep Seven are:

Local Name Hawaiian language Name Common Name Scientific Name
ehu ʻulaʻula squirrelfish snapper Etelis carbunculus
gindai ʻukikiki flower or Brigham's snapper Pristipomoides zonatus
hapuʻu hapuʻu or hapuʻupu'u Hawaiian grouper, black grouper, or sea bass Epinephelus quernus
kalekale kalekale Von Siebold's snapper Pristipomoides sieboldii
lehi lehi silverjaw or ironjaw snapper Aphareus rutilans
onaga ʻulaʻula koaʻe scarlet, red, or longtail snapper Etelis coruscans
ʻopakapaka ʻopakapaka pink snapper Pristipomoides filamentosus

See List of fish of Hawaii.

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