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What does the Humuhumunukunukuapuaʻa look like?
Reef Triggerfish can rapidly change their coloration. They also can lock their spine and wedge themselves into a crevice to avoid predation, making them hard to remove.
How to catch Humuhumunukunukuapuaʻa
Costal waters in Hawaii are your best shot.
The humuhumunukunukuāpuaʻa is the 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.