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Hawaii State Fish

Hawaiian trigger fish - click to see all state fish symbols
Humuhumunukunukuapua'a (Rhinecanthus rectangulus); photo by Brian Gratwicke on Flickr (use permitted with attribution). See All state fish.

Humuhumunukunukuapua`a

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The Humuhumunukunukuapua`a (Rhinecanthus rectangulus) was designated the official state fish of Hawaii on a five year trial basis in 1985. When the trial quietly lapsed in 1990, no action was taken to either reinstate it or designate a new species. It wasn't until 2006 that it was realized that Hawaii was without a State Fish, and the Humuhumunukunukuapua`a was reinstated on a permanent basis.

The Humuhumunukunukuapua`a is also called the rectangular triggerfish, or Hawaiian triggerfish,

Source:
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Triggerfishes: MarineLifePhotography.com
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