katoti

katoti, n. A small black reef-haunting damselfish.

Kua ‘oko au i te tui katoti,
I’ve bought a string of damselfish;

‘E tamaiti tī ti‘a katoti ‘a Tā.
Tā is the boy for spearing damselfish (when fishing underwater with goggles);

E no‘o ‘a Katoti, e kanga ‘a Mangō.
Damselfish keep still, shark play around (the little man lies low when the big fellow is in action).

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