CRITTER: Meet ponuhunuhu the Stareye Parrotfish

  • Courtsey of Terry Lilley

    Ponuhunuhu the Stareye Parrotfish

Most of our parrot-fish species here in Hawai‘i are called “uhu,” but one species has a totally different Hawaiian name. Uhu feed mostly on coral, biting off chunks then digesting the soft coral polyps while pooping out the crushed coral structure.