CRITTER: Meet Paki‘i the Peacock Flounder

  • Terry Lilley / contributed

    When The Peacock Flounder moves from the flat reef where they have a blocked pattern to the sand they immediately develop a sandy pattern to match their background.

  • Terry Lilley / contributed

    The Peacock Flounder has two eyes on top of its head and lays flat on its white belly on the seafloor.

Paki‘i is one very strange fish! The Hawaiian name means fallen flat or spread out because they lay flat on the sandy seafloor or flat reef areas.