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Updated 10/10/2012

Family Balistidae

HAWAI‘I

Rhinecanthus aculeatus

Makapu‘u, O‘ahu, 25 feet

Wakatobi, Indonesia, 5 feet

 LAGOON TRIGGERFISH    humuhumunukunukuapa‘a    Murasame-mongara

Uncommon on shallow sandy reefs.  Feeds upon invertebrates and algae.  Attains 12 inches.  Hawai‘i, the Indo-Pacific, and Eastern Atlantic from Senegal to South Africa.