The Little Fish with The Big Name

Humuhumu-nukunuku-a-pua’a

“triggerfish with a snout like a pig”

Originally published by the U.S. Fish Commission Bulletin, THE REEF FISH OF THE HAWAIIAN ISLANDS in 1903. A masterful example of the lithographic arts, based upon an original drawing by A.H. Baldwin, the master chromolithographer, Julius Bien, has created a sensitive yet scientifically accurate work of art.

This Reef fish permanently became the state fish of Hawaii in 2006, after discovering the law declaring it as one had expired in 1990!

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