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Fanlike fins of fish resemble plumage of a turkey

KA MO‘OLELO MOANA

November 3, 2013
By KATIE VELASQUEZ , for The Maui News

In Hawaii, you might find that turkeys exist not only on land, but under water, too. This marine animal is known as the Hawaiian turkeyfish. Fine venomous spines extend from the dorsal, anal and pelvic fins, resembling the plumage of a turkey, which may be the reason for its common name.

 
 
 

 

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