taputapu2

taputapu2, n. Moorish Idol, and similar small butterfly fish with black vertical stripes, trailing dorsal filament, and round black marks behind its eyes and near tail.

‘E tui taputapu tāna i ‘aere mai ei.
He brought a string of

taputapu
with him;

Kua mataku ‘aia i te kai i te taputapu, nō te mea kua karanga‘ia ē kā mate te tangata mē kai i te au.
He was afraid to eat the

taputapu
because it was said that anyone who ate the gall would die.

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