The Whitespotted Toby | Hawaiian Marine Life

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Hawaiian Whitespotted Toby

The Hawaiian whitespotted toby is one of the most common reef fish observed at all depths. They are yellowish to dark brown in coloration and display numerous white to light-blue spots covering its body. They feed on small invertebrates, algae, and detritus material on the reef. Their species’ name means “boaster” or “braggart,” and they are usually observed in pairs.


*Due to the constant rotation of animals back to the ocean, we cannot guarantee the presence of any specific animal.

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The Hawaiian whitespotted toby reaches 3.5 inches (8.9 cm) in length and is an endemic species to the Hawaiian Islands.

Hawaiian Name: Manō
Scientific Name: Canthigaster jactator
Where to Find: Shallow Reef *

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