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Oriental Flying Gurnard

Dactyloptena orientalis

Description:

Oriental Flying Gurnard, AKA Helmet Gurnard, spotted at the Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve on the island of Oahu, Hawaii. This spot is not the best snorkeling spot on Oahu, but it has the greatest biodiversity of any place on the island. We have seen over 100 different species of marine life at this park, over a period of approximately 4.5 years.

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3 Comments

Beauty !

SargonR
SargonR 7 years ago

Fun one, right? And for some reason, I have seen this fish (or one of this species) at this same spot early in the morning several times.

Maria dB
Maria dB 7 years ago

What a cool fish!

SargonR
Spotted by
SargonR

Honolulu, Hawaii, USA

Spotted on Jul 7, 2012
Submitted on May 1, 2014

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