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When Humuhumunukunukuapua'a Attack: Don't Annoy the Hawaiian Reef Triggerfish!
Published: 2013/06/28
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Fish Facts with Quality Marine, Episode 1 - Reef Safe Triggerfish
Fish Facts with Quality Marine, Episode 1 - Reef Safe Triggerfish
Published: 2017/03/06
Channel: Marine Depot Aquarium Supplies
Reef triggerfish (humuhumunukunukuapua
Reef triggerfish (humuhumunukunukuapua'a) charging!
Published: 2012/06/18
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Are Triggerfish reef safe?
Are Triggerfish reef safe?
Published: 2012/01/15
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All About The Humu Picasso Triggerfish
All About The Humu Picasso Triggerfish
Published: 2017/03/12
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Filefish & Triggerfishes - Reef Life of the Andaman - Part 12
Filefish & Triggerfishes - Reef Life of the Andaman - Part 12
Published: 2012/07/10
Channel: Bubble Vision
My Picasso Trigger Fish
My Picasso Trigger Fish
Published: 2013/01/21
Channel: Edwin Jackson
Reef Trigger fish protects his reef in Kihei, Maui
Reef Trigger fish protects his reef in Kihei, Maui
Published: 2016/05/22
Channel: Maureen Horner
mini reef tank with large clown trigger fish, Nikon D90 movie video 2
mini reef tank with large clown trigger fish, Nikon D90 movie video 2
Published: 2008/11/30
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Our 220 gal. Saltwater Tank
Our 220 gal. Saltwater Tank
Published: 2008/11/01
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Triggerfish fight @ Panorama Reef | Panorama Riff @ Safaga / Hurghada
Triggerfish fight @ Panorama Reef | Panorama Riff @ Safaga / Hurghada
Published: 2016/08/21
Channel: Berlin Diver
6
6' shallow reef update - new blue jaw trigger fish and stand sides
Published: 2016/04/20
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Bursa Triggerfish Cruising Around the Reef
Bursa Triggerfish Cruising Around the Reef
Published: 2010/06/04
Channel: Animal-World
Reef Fish 1 / Sargassum TriggerFish
Reef Fish 1 / Sargassum TriggerFish
Published: 2009/07/29
Channel: Rodsfam
Catching Triggerfish In Kauai (Humuhumunukunukuapua
Catching Triggerfish In Kauai (Humuhumunukunukuapua'a)
Published: 2016/08/04
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Reef Triggerfish at Hanauma Bay, Oahu, Hawaii - Snorkeling
Reef Triggerfish at Hanauma Bay, Oahu, Hawaii - Snorkeling
Published: 2014/03/17
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Reef Triggerfish
Reef Triggerfish
Published: 2011/04/16
Channel: Grant Armstrong
Reef triggerfish
Reef triggerfish
Published: 2016/01/13
Channel: Audiopedia
State Fish of Hawaii: Humuhumunukunukuāpuaʻa or Reef Triggerfish 夏威夷的州鱼
State Fish of Hawaii: Humuhumunukunukuāpuaʻa or Reef Triggerfish 夏威夷的州鱼
Published: 2012/10/18
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Reef Triggerfish - 3:10 - Nature Meets Paper
Reef Triggerfish - 3:10 - Nature Meets Paper
Published: 2017/12/09
Channel: Brandon Ringstad
Reef TriggerFish & Achilles Tang Fish - Beach 69 Snorkeling - Big Island, Hawaii
Reef TriggerFish & Achilles Tang Fish - Beach 69 Snorkeling - Big Island, Hawaii
Published: 2014/11/16
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Reef Triggerfish - 3:10.5 - Nature Meets Paper
Reef Triggerfish - 3:10.5 - Nature Meets Paper
Published: 2017/12/13
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reef triggerfish
reef triggerfish
Published: 2011/10/23
Channel: beachlover4123
Reef Triggerfish Protects Territory
Reef Triggerfish Protects Territory
Published: 2009/11/26
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Roy Sakuma, 43rd Annual Ukelele Festival - Humuhumunukunukuapua
Roy Sakuma, 43rd Annual Ukelele Festival - Humuhumunukunukuapua'a (Reef Triggerfish)
Published: 2013/07/23
Channel: kickinnc
Orange-lined Triggerfish - Tropical Reef Fish (6)
Orange-lined Triggerfish - Tropical Reef Fish (6)
Published: 2017/04/01
Channel: Tetrapod
Multi-Species Reef Fishing in Destin Florida
Multi-Species Reef Fishing in Destin Florida
Published: 2017/04/11
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jewel vision 450 marine reef tank. picasso trigger fish regal tang copper band Feb 2016
jewel vision 450 marine reef tank. picasso trigger fish regal tang copper band Feb 2016
Published: 2016/02/12
Channel: Andy Gwynne
Reef triggerfish
Reef triggerfish
Published: 2016/03/15
Channel: All Youtuber Video
Rhinecanthus rectangulus Reef Triggerfish Mauritius 2010.wmv
Rhinecanthus rectangulus Reef Triggerfish Mauritius 2010.wmv
Published: 2010/04/30
Channel: HEMINGWAY1100
Clown trigger fish swimming  over the beautiful reefs of Pulau Weh ,Sumatra
Clown trigger fish swimming over the beautiful reefs of Pulau Weh ,Sumatra
Published: 2016/01/21
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Reef triggerfish Meaning
Reef triggerfish Meaning
Published: 2015/04/29
Channel: ADictionary
How to Tie  a Knocker Rig for Bottom or Reef Fishing
How to Tie a Knocker Rig for Bottom or Reef Fishing
Published: 2016/04/05
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Kuderah Tilla Titan and Reef Triggerfish
Kuderah Tilla Titan and Reef Triggerfish
Published: 2016/10/27
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Niger Trigger - the Reef Corner
Niger Trigger - the Reef Corner
Published: 2015/05/10
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Titan Triggerfish Attack - Tiran Island - Gordon Reef
Titan Triggerfish Attack - Tiran Island - Gordon Reef
Published: 2014/09/09
Channel: Evgeniy Labunskiy
Drawing a humuhumunukunukuapua also known as Reef triggerfish(time lapse)
Drawing a humuhumunukunukuapua also known as Reef triggerfish(time lapse)
Published: 2017/03/31
Channel: Art Tutorials
Exmouth Reef Triggerfish protects it
Exmouth Reef Triggerfish protects it's territory
Published: 2017/01/24
Channel: MrCaxica
My marine reef tank update 2013.   Trigger fish reef safe new corals re scaped
My marine reef tank update 2013. Trigger fish reef safe new corals re scaped
Published: 2013/10/16
Channel: Mark's reef
Reef Triggerfish HI state fish   Convict School
Reef Triggerfish HI state fish Convict School
Published: 2016/05/10
Channel: James Forstall
black triggerfish mob
black triggerfish mob
Published: 2015/09/14
Channel: Steven Bedard
Red Firefish Reef Triggerfish.wmv
Red Firefish Reef Triggerfish.wmv
Published: 2010/05/03
Channel: HEMINGWAY1100
Humuhumunukunukuapua
Humuhumunukunukuapua'a reef trigger fish, Hawaii state fish at Waialea Beach
Published: 2013/03/10
Channel: Randy Alcorn
Titan triggerfish - Madunudu Island reef
Titan triggerfish - Madunudu Island reef
Published: 2016/12/27
Channel: Bubblekodex
The World
The World's Smallest Reef Triggerfish, Makena, 8/10/17
Published: 2017/08/11
Channel: Richard Anderson
Triggerfish on Horseshoe reef November 1, 2017
Triggerfish on Horseshoe reef November 1, 2017
Published: 2017/11/15
Channel: Bruce and Tammy Swart
Clown Triggerfish Sardine Reef
Clown Triggerfish Sardine Reef
Published: 2013/10/01
Channel: Fred T
Queen Triggerfish with hatched Juveniles at Rose Island Reef in the Bahamas
Queen Triggerfish with hatched Juveniles at Rose Island Reef in the Bahamas
Published: 2017/06/15
Channel: Stavros Mitchelides
Hawaii 6-2015 - Triggerfish Feeding on Coral Reef
Hawaii 6-2015 - Triggerfish Feeding on Coral Reef
Published: 2015/07/14
Channel: Allen Marquette
Big Trigger Fish House reef Vid
Big Trigger Fish House reef Vid
Published: 2010/09/11
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Reef triggerfish
Rhinecanthus rectangulus SI.jpg
Rhinecanthus rectangulus X-ray.jpg
Rhinecanthus rectangulus, conventional and X-ray images
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Tetraodontiformes
Family: Balistidae
Genus: Rhinecanthus
Species: R. rectangulus
Binomial name
Rhinecanthus rectangulus
(Bloch & J. G. Schneider, 1801)

The reef, rectangular, or wedge-tail triggerfish, also known by its Hawaiian name humuhumunukunukuāpuaʻa (pronounced [ˈhumuˈhumuˈnukuˈnukuˈwaːpuˈwɐʔə] and meaning "triggerfish with a snout like a pig"[1]), also spelled humuhumunukunukuapua'a or just humuhumu for short, is one of several species of triggerfish. Classified as Rhinecanthus rectangulus, it is found at reefs in the Indo-Pacific[2] and is the state fish of Hawaii.

The name Humuhumunukunukuāpuaʻa serves for both singular and plural descriptions.

Description[edit]

The triggerfish's teeth and top lip are blue and the teeth are set close together inside its relatively chubby mouth.

The fish has a small second spine, which it can use to lock its main spine into an upright position. Locking its spine while sheltering inside a small crevice makes it difficult for a predator to pull the fish out. When fleeing from predators, the triggerfish will sometimes make grunting noises, possibly a call to warn other nearby triggerfish of danger.[3]

The triggerfish can blow jets of water from its mouth, which help the fish find benthic invertebrates that may be buried under the substrate. Triggerfish can often be seen spitting sand from their mouths in order to sift through the material in search of edible detritus or organisms.

Reef triggers are fairly aggressive and will generally not tolerate conspecific individuals in their general vicinity; thus the fish is often found solitary. This is particularly true in captivity. Triggers have the ability to rapidly alter their coloration. They can fade into a relatively drab appearance when sleeping or demonstrating submission, while their coloration is often the most vivid when the fish are healthy and unthreatened by their surroundings. They have also been known to bite and attack swimmers in their area, sometimes leaving marks often on the ankle area.

Hawaii state fish[edit]

The reef triggerfish was originally designated the official fish of Hawaii in 1985,[4] but due to an expiration of a Hawaiian state law after five years, it ceased to be the state fish in 1990.[5] On April 17, 2006, bill HB1982 was presented to the Governor of Hawaiʻi, which permanently reinstated the reef triggerfish (humuhumunukunukuapuaʻa) as the state fish of Hawaiʻi.[6] The bill passed into law on May 2, 2006, and was effective upon its approval.[7][8]

Decades prior to official recognition, humuhumunukunukuāpuaʻa were considered a symbol of Hawai'i. The song My Little Grass Shack in Kealakekua, Hawaii includes the line " . . .where the humuhumunukunukuāpuaʻa go swimming by . . ."

In the video games Pokémon Sun and Moon and their sequels Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon, the main plot takes place in the Alola Region, which is based on the Hawaiian Islands. One of the new Pokémon introduced in these games is Bruxish, which takes its design from the humuhumunukunukuāpua'a.

References[edit]

  1. ^ humuhumunukunukuapua'a. The Free Dictionary. Retrieved on 2015-05-18.
  2. ^ Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2005). "Rhinecanthus rectangulus" in FishBase. December 2005 version.
  3. ^ April True or Fool Quiz. Maui Ocean Center (2015-03-31). Retrieved on 2015-05-18.
  4. ^ Hawaiian Bill 1982 Retrieved 2011-05-17
  5. ^ "Lawmaker seeks official status for humuhumunukunukuapuaa". USA Today. January 1, 2006. Retrieved May 22, 2010. 
  6. ^ HB1982 Measure History. Capitol.hawaii.gov. Retrieved on 2015-05-18.
  7. ^ House Bill. Capitol.hawaii.gov. Retrieved on 2015-05-18.
  8. ^ Hawaii may honor long-named fish - Weird news. MSNBC (2006-04-18). Retrieved on 2015-05-18.

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