Kumu


Kumu
Whitesaddle Goatfish

Scientific name: Parupeneus ciliatus
Hawaiian Local Name: Kumu
Japanese name: ホウライヒメジ

Treasured for generations and readily eaten and asked for, this red white striped goatfish lives under ledges and travels in and out of reef holes in search for food, the bright red can turn a pale pink depending on the mood of the creature.