striped triggerfish apparently do not differ in colour. (But perhaps our underwater photographers will prove me wrong?) The species is also known from Mauritius, R More

Triggerfishes are the subject for this month More

The clown triggerfish lives alone in their natural habitat. They are very intolerant of similar species. This is why you usually see very few Triggerfish kept together in the same aquarium. More

Most Triggerfish are found as individuals or pairs, but some species can be found in schools in the wild. More

triggerfish can wedge itself into small crevices and lock its spine to make it extremely difficult to get out. More

Triggerfishes are about 40 species of often brightly colored fishes of the family Balistidae. Often marked by lines and spots, they inhabit tropical and subtropical oceans throughout the world, with the greatest species richness in the Indo-Pacific. More

Triggerfishes have powerful, chisellike teeth adapted for cracking the coral and mollusks on which they feed. They average 1 lb (0.45 kg) in weight and 1 ft (30 cm) in length and are common around the West Indies and Florida. More

Orangeside Triggerfish Photos and Species Information for Fish Caught in Mexico See current, on-the-spot sportfishing reports and photographs of fish caught at Mexico's top vacation spots in this week's edition of "Mexico Fishing News" and see hundreds of other fish pictures and More

Triggerfishes for the Fish-Only Tank = Four Genera of Tropical Saltwater Aquarium Triggerfishes - Dec 28, 2007 Ret Talbot Most triggerfishes are not reef safe, but in a fish-only aquarium, More

Reef-Compatible Triggerfishes for the Aquarium = Aquarium Triggerfishes from the genera Xanthichthys and Melichthys - Dec 28, 2007 Ret Talbot While many aquarists think a reef tank and a triggerfish are mutually More

Most Triggerfishes are brightly colored and marked with patterns of lines and spots. More

Triggerfish are highly resilient animals, and for the most part they ship well and feed from the time they are collected to the time they make it into your home aquarium. More

Does a clown triggerfish have teeth? General anatomy of a clown triggerfish? What is the weight of a Clown Triggerfish? Post a question - any question - to the WikiAnswers community: More

Most Triggerfishes are brightly colored and marked with patterns of lines and spots. They are easily recognized by their deep flat bodies, small pectoral fins, small eyes placed high upon the head, and rough rhomboid-shaped scales that form a tough covering on their body. More

The gray triggerfish was originally described by the German naturalist Johann Friedrich Gmelin in 1788 who named it Balistes carolinensis. The name was later revised to Balistes capriscus. Synonyms include B. forcipatus Gmelin 1788, B. spilotopterygius Walbaum 1792, B. More

There are about 30 species of triggerfish in the world. They tend to live in areas of currents or towards the open sea where they can feed upon crustaceans, urchins, and coral. They also attack and eat sick or dying fish. More

Triggerfish, also called Humu-Humus, are some of the most interesting and brightly colored fish in Hanauma Bay. They are easily recognized by their deep flat bodies, small pectoral fins and small eyes. Their eyes are placed high up on their head. More

Chris Clark has caught Triggerfish on many occasions on rod and line. All captured specimens are returned which is certainly becoming the practice amongst sport anglers. Chris reports that the fish fight hard and are very hardy and returns are likely to have a 90% survival rate. More

Triggerfish are very hardy specimens that adapt well to aquarium life if provided with a large tank and ample hiding places. More

The Finescale Triggerfish is characterized by its easily-recognized shape, with no distinctive markings, and a set of human-like, closely packed front teeth. It is drab in color, varying from gray to blue gray, to brownish gray. More

Triggerfish are very hardy aquarium specimens that adapt well to captivity if provided with a large tank with ample hiding places. Large Triggerfish often become very aggressive toward the same species and other tankmates. Triggerfish are best purchased as juveniles or when small. More

Golden Heart Triggerfish 5-7 in Golden Heart Triggerfish 5-7 in $249.99 Buy Now Humu Rectangle Triggerfish 3-4.5 in. (Rhinecanthus rectangulus) Humu Rectangle Triggerfish 3-4.5 in. More

Triggerfish have a roundish, laterally flat body with an anterior dorsal fin. They can erect the first two dorsal spines: the first one locks and the second one unlocks. This prevents predators from swallowing them or pulling them out of their holes. More

triggerfish or trig·ger·fish·es Any of various brightly colored fishes of the family Balistidae of warm coastal waters, having a roundish body and an erectile spine on the anterior dorsal fin that locks upright when the fish is threatened. More

Triggerfish have sharp teeth and powerful jaws that are used to crush the hard shells of crabs and mollusks; they can also take a nice chunk of flesh out of your hand if you are not careful! Triggerfish also have long noses, More

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Common names

Ampapagot in Ilokano
Ampapagot in Tagalog
Ampapagot in Visayan
Ayam laut in Malay (bahasa Melayu)
Baliste étoilé in French (français)
Bigong in Agutaynen
Bourse namco in French (français)
Buub in Austronesian (Other)
Buub in Carolinian
Cá Bò duôi dài in Vietnamese (Tiếng Việt)
Cá Bò đuôi dài in Vietnamese (Tiếng Việt)
Cëmô in Numee
Cimôô in Numee
Gargumba in Arabic (‫العربية)
Hahu in Other
Hamara in Arabic (‫العربية)
Härkähai in Finnish (suomen kieli)
Jebong in Malay (bahasa Melayu)
Karkamba in Arabic (‫العربية)
Karkamber in Arabic (‫العربية)
Kikande in Swahili (Kiswahili)
Klin-koy in Somali (Soomaaliga)
Moori in Malayalam (മലയാളം)
Mumuku in Gela
Okihagi in Japanese (日本語)
Pacul in Hiligaynon
Pakol in Davawenyo
Pakol in Tagalog
Pakol in Waray-waray
Pakol-bawi in Kagayanen
Pakoy in Tagalog
Panitan in Waray-waray
Papagot in Visayan
Papakol in Kuyunon
Papakol in Tagalog
Pejepuerco estrellado in Spanish (español)
Piagit in Kuyunon
Pogot in Other
Pokut in Malay (bahasa Melayu)
Porco estrelado in Portuguese (Português)
Puggot in Maranao/Samal/Tao Sug
Puggot in Tagalog
Puggot in Visayan
Puggut pinggangan in Chavacano
Pugot in Bikol
Pugot in Cebuano
Pugot in Davawenyo
Pugot in Surigaonon
Pugot in Waray-waray
Pugot pinggangan in Maranao/Samal/Tao Sug
Star puffer in English
Starry file fish in English
Starry trigger fish in English
Starry triggerfish in English
Ster-snellervis in Afrikaans
Stjerneaftrækkerfisk in Danish (dansk)
Subagyo in Visayan
Sulay-bagyo in Bikol
Sungo in Other
Tikos in Hiligaynon
Trigger fish in English
Triggerfish in English
Tundu in Swahili (Kiswahili)
Ulamen in Other
Vidui in Swahili (Kiswahili)
മൂരി in Malayalam (മലയാളം)
宽尾鳞鲀 in Mandarin Chinese
宽尾鳞鲀的异名 in Mandarin Chinese
寬尾鱗魨 in Mandarin Chinese
寬尾鱗魨的異名 in Mandarin Chinese
가는꼬리쥐치 in Korean (한국어)

Picture of Abalistes stellatus has been licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial.
Original source: FishBase
-Prof. Jean-Lou Justine -Author: Prof. Jean-Lou Justine
Permission: Some rights reserved
Order : Tetraodontiformes
Family : Balistidae
Genus : Abalistes
Species : Abalistes stellatus
Authority : Matsuura & Yoshino, 2004