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Updated 3/21/2015

Family Balistidae

HAWAII

Rhinecanthus rectangulus

Makapu'u, O'ahu, 25 feet

 

Juvenile, Blowhole, O'ahu, 15 feet

 

Blowhole, O'ahu, 20 feet

Hiding in hole, Portlock, O'ahu, 15 feet

Portlock, O'ahu, 20 feet

 

Hooked & tangled on reef

Portlock, O'ahu, 20 feet

 

Postlarval stage, Kailua-Kona, Hawai'i

 

Black Rock, Maui, 15 feet

Sharks Cove, O'ahu, 15 feet

 

 

Juvenile, Kaena Point, O'ahu, 25 feet

 

Makapu'u, O'ahu, 20 feet



Sharks Cove, O'ahu, 20 feet



Juvenile, Sharks Cove, O'ahu, 20 feet


Post-larval stage, Maui
 

REEF, WEDGETAIL or PICASSO TRIGGERFISH    humuhumunukunukuapua'a    Tasuki-mongara

Common on sandy reefs exposed to surge to 50 feet.  Feeds upon invertebrates and algae.  Attains 10 inches.  Hawai'i and the Indo-Pacific.