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Humuhumunukunukuapua’a

What is Hawaii’s State Fish?

The state fish of Hawaii is the beautiful, colorful Humuhumunukunukuapua’a.  It was named the official state fish of Hawaii in 2006.  These fish are also known as the rectangular triggerfish, Lagoon triggerfish, Picasso triggerfish, or the Hawaiian triggerfish. They are fun to find on our Maui reefs, with their variety of colors, bright blue lips and yellow stripes.  They are a smaller triggerfish and extremely fast, so have your camera ready as you do your Maui snorkeling!

Keep practicing, it’s a fun one to say once, you’ve got it! Humuhumunukunukuapua’a… Humuhumunukunukuapua’a… 

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