humuhumunukunuku_pua_a

Rhinecanthus rectangulus

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  • humuhumunukunuku_pua_a | Humuhumunukunuku_pua_a (Rhinecanthus rectangulus)  Photo: Brian Gratwicke
  • humuhumunukunuku_pua_a | Humuhumunukunuku_pua_a (Rhinecanthus rectangulus)  Photo: Brian Gratwicke
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Basic Information

Other names

Reef Triggerfish

Order

Tetraodontiformes

Family

Balistidae

Size

up to 12 in

Weight

up to 10 lbs

Range

Hawaii

What does the humuhumunukunuku_pua_a look like?

Reef Triggerfish can rapidly change their coloration. They also can lock their spine when the wedge themselves into a crevice to avoid predation, making them hard to remove.

How to catch humuhumunukunuku_pua_a

Costal waters in Hawaii are your best shot.

humuhumunukunuku_pua_a Facts

The humuhumunukunuku_pua_a is state fish of Hawaii and means "fish that grunts like a pig" in the native hawaiian language. It aquired the name for the sound it makes when cornered or caught. The fish is fairly aggressive and will not tolerate other species near it.

humuhumunukunuku_pua_a Distribution



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