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Family Balistidae

HAWAII

Sufflamen fraenatum

Juvenile, Lahilahi Point, Oahu, 80 feet

 

Juvenile, Lahilahi Point, Oahu, 80 feet

Juvenile, Kahe Point, Oahu, Hawaii, 40 feet

 

Kahe Point, Oahu, Hawaii, 40 feet

Lanai Lookout, Oahu, 60 feet

 

Kahe Point, Oahu, Hawaii, 40 feet

Kahe Point, Oahu, Hawaii, 40 feet

 

Juvenile, 100 ft. Hole, Waikiki, Oahu, 90 feet

 

Makua, Oahu, 25 feet

BRIDLED TRIGGERFISH     HUMUHUMU MIMI    Megane-hagi

Fairly common over rubble and sand from 30 to 600 feet.  Feeds upon invertebrates, fishes, and algae.  Adult may appear very dark with white ring on caudal peduncle.  A large but shy species frequently caught while bottom fishing.  Attains 15 inches.  Hawaii & the Indo-Pacific.  Formerly known as Sufflamen capistratus and Sufflamen fraenatus.