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Rhinecanthus rectangulus


Reef fish, about 1 foot long. It was beige to pale yellow with a prominent black stripe running from above and through its eyes, past the gills and sweeping diagonally down and rearward. There is as well a forward facing wedge of black coloration originating at the base of the tail.


Tropical nearshore waters.


Spotted in about two feet of water just offshore of Mokuleia Beach. AKA Reef triggerfish, this is the Hawaii state fish.

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Allen Hoof
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Allen Hoof

Hawaii, USA

Spotted on Mar 29, 2020
Submitted on Apr 14, 2020

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