Triggerfish - Helicolenus percoides

By this time Ruatepupuke had come and taken a position in the porch of the house with his weapon at the ready … He set the house on fire, and the folk inside ran out. Tthe first was Kanae (mullet) … then came Maroro (flying fish) … then came Ko-kiri (trigger fish) … But most of Tangaroa’s children were destroyed … The carved posts of the outside of the house were taken away, some of those did not talk, and so it is that carved images of the present time do not have the power of speech.

Triggerfish Leatherjacket
© Ken Lonie
Triggerfish Leatherjacket
© Ken Lonie