A Whitesaddle goatfish (Parupeneus porphyreus) resting on a part of the artificial reef. This is Hawaii's only endemic goatfish, and the Kumu was often used in sacred or celebratory rituals.
One of my favorite goatfish species: A big, beautiful Blue goatfish (Parupeneus cyclostomus)
A beautifuly blue Many-bar goatfish (Parupeneus multifasciatus). These goatfish range in color from grey all the way to purple--this one is doing a nice job matching the background aesthetics...
(Sidespot Goatfish -- Parupeneus pleurostigma --night coloration)
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