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Balistidae - Triggerfish Maldives Aquarium Fish Exporter
Balistidae - Triggerfish
 
  Common Name Scientific Name
Black finned/Indian Triggerfish
Black finned/Indian Triggerfish Melichthys indicus
Blue Gold/ Yellow-spotted Triggerfish
Blue Gold/ Yellow-spotted Triggerfish Pseudobalistes fuscus
Clown Triggerfish
Clown Triggerfish Balistoides conspicillum  
Green/Yellowface Triggerfish
Green/Yellowface Triggerfish Pseudobalistes flavimarginatus
Halfmoon/Goldenfinned Triggerfish
Halfmoon/Goldenfinned Triggerfish Sufflamen chrysopterum
Picasso/Huma Triggerfish
Picasso/Huma Triggerfish Rhinecanthus aculeatus
Rectangle/Wedgetail Triggerfish
Rectangle/Wedgetail Triggerfish Rhinecanthus rectangulus
Redtooth/Niger Triggerfish
Redtooth/Niger Triggerfish Odonus niger
Titan/Viridescens Trigger
Titan/Viridescens Trigger Balistoides viridescens  
Undulatus/Striped Triggerfish
Undulatus/Striped Triggerfish Balistapus undulatus 
     

Description

Distribution: Atlantic, Indian and Pacific Oceans. Usually compressed body. Pelvic fins fused to one spine. First dorsal spine with locking mechanism. With 12 principal rays in caudal fin. 18 vertebrae. Upper jaw non-protrusible. Upper jaw usually with four teeth in outer and three in the inner series on each premaxillary. Capable of rotating eyeballs independently. Triggerfish normally swim by undulating their second dorsal and anal fins, but will use their tail for rapid bursts. Most triggerfishes are solitary diurnal carnivores, feeding on a wide variety of invertebrates including hard-shelled mollusks and echinoderms; some also feed on algae or zooplankton. They lay demersal eggs in a nest which is aggressively guarded by the female, less often by the male. Popular and hardy in aquaria, but often aggressive.

 

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