What does Humuhumunukunukuapua a mean in Hawaii?
The state fish of Hawaii is the beautiful, colorful Humuhumunukunukuapua’a. The literal meaning in Hawaiian is said to be “triggerfish with a snout like a pig”. This is one of many in the triggerfish family and it is endemic to the salt water coasts of various central and south pacific.
Is Humuhumunukunukuapua aa real fish?
The reef triggerfish (Rhinecanthus rectangulus), also known as the rectangular triggerfish, wedgetail triggerfish or by its Hawaiian name humuhumunukunukuāpuaʻa (pronounced [ˈhumuˈhumuˈnukuˈnukuˈwaːpuˈwɐʔə], meaning ‘triggerfish with a snout like a pig’, also spelled humuhumunukunukuapua’a or just humuhumu for short),
What is Hawaii’s most popular fish?
Also named Wahoo, Ono is the most popular fish in Hawaii. It is a fast fish and is difficult to catch, making it a prize catch on our boat charters. This fish tastes similar to the mackerel, though the flavor is more subtle. In fact, Hawaiians love this fish so much, it is named after the Hawaiian word for “delicious.”