Help Identifying This Oahu Fish

by Jerry Winkel
(Lindon, Utah, USA)

I found this fish on the west side of Oahu. It doesn't look to me like a Lion or Turkey fish. It basically looks like a Cicada. When it moved the wings got a slight bluish tint on the ends. It appeared to change colors before my eyes like an octopus. I didn't see anything looking like thorns.

Any ideas?

Thanks

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Feb 17, 2013
Flying Gurnard
by: Galen & Nicole

We are nearly positive that is a Flying Gurnard. Here is a picture on Wikipedia that if you look carefully you can see the same identifying marks.

Another of our site visitors saw one near Waikiki.

Feb 17, 2013
Identical......
by: Cary Bennett

Looks EXACTLY like the one I saw on Kuhio Beach last October!!!

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