Meet palani the Eyestripe Surgeonfish

Terry Lilley / Contributed photo

Palani the Eyestripe Surgeonfish

This large beautiful Hawaiian reef fish grows up to 20-inches long and is often confused with several other large surgeonfish like the Yellowfin and Ringtail. The best way to tell them apart is by their bright white scalpel at the base of their tail of which you do not want to get near!