The Hawaiian whitespotted toby is amongst one of the most common reef fish observed at all depths. It is yellowish to dark brown in coloration and displays numerous white to light-blue spots covering its body. It feeds on small invertebrates, algae, and detritus material on the reef. Its species name means “boaster” or “braggart” and is usually observed in pairs. The Hawaiian whitespotted toby reaches 3.5 inches (8.9 cm) in length and is an endemic species to the Hawaiian Islands.
*Due to the constant rotation of animals back to the ocean, the presence of any specific animal cannot be guaranteed.