The Humuhumunukunukuapua’a, to wit, “the triggerfish with a snout like a pig,” alias the Hawaiian Triggerfish, is the state fish of Hawaii. It was the state fish from 1980 to 1990, then the law expired (why you’d have a temporary law making a state symbol “for a while” isn’t clear to me). It was made the state fish – permanently – in 2006. It is also known as the reef, rectangular, or wedge-tail triggerfish.
Today is World Intellectual Property Day, so I stole a couple images off the Internet to celebrate. As they say, “copyright infringement is the sincerest form of flattery.” But seriously, I did get inspirartion from others – that’s a lot of what drawing is, copying and learning from others (you can see figures from Michelangelo in some of the paintings of Raphael, for example, not that I’m a Raphael or a Michelangelo.)