Meet the gilded triggerfish

  • Terry Lilley / Special to The Garden Island

    The gilded trigger-fish is a relative of the state fish, the humuhumunukunukuapua‘a.

Hawaiian triggerfish are made famous by our common, shallow-water, wedge-tail triggerfish, known as humumumunukunukuapua‘a, but we have other, less-known Hawaiian triggerfish that do not even have a Hawaiian name.