Clown triggerfish

This species is a primarily marine species.

The Clown triggerfish lives in the reef-associated, brackish, marine, depth range 1 - 75 m environment.

Schneider, 1801), the clown triggerfish is easily recognised by its conspicuous colour pattern with large, round, white blotches on the lower half of the body. More

The Clown Triggerfish or Big-spotted Triggerfish is one of the most spectacular looking marine species. The round spots on the lower side of the body and the 'cigar' lips give it the name 'Clown'. More

The Clown Triggerfish has a dramatic coloration, making this species a most sought after addition to the home aquarium. The Clown Triggerfish is found along the inner and outer portions of a reef in the wild, wherever shellfish and other invertebrates are found. More

The Clown Triggerfish can be recognised by its colouration. It is black with yellow lips. The lower half of the head and body have large white spots. Size range The species grows to 50 cm in length. More

The clown triggerfish, Balistoides conspicillum, is a triggerfish from the order Tetraodontiformes. More

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* The clown triggerfish gets its name because of its unusual coloring and pattern. More

The Clown triggerfish is an eye-catching species and the most popular trigger species. It is also as far as we know the only triggerfish that has been bred in home aquariums. It is readily available in fish stores and can be ordered online. More

Clown triggerfish in Komodo Island, Indonesia Clown triggerfish are one of the most colourful fish to encounter when diving and make for an excellent photo opportunity. More

The Clown Triggerfish is a solitary fish most commonly found around coral reefs near steep drop offs. It has strong jaws which can be used to crush and eat sea urchins, crustaceans and hard-shelled mollusks. More

Among the most colorful, the Clown Triggerfish is also one of the most aggressive commonly kept inhabitants of an aquarium. Care should be taken in selecting its tank mates, choosing other aggressive, large fish. More

Details: The Clown Triggerfish is one of the most spectacular aquarium fish. It has a curved dorsal surface and a slightly pointed ventral surface giving it an asymmetrical appearance. More

The Clown Triggerfish is is found in Tropical Indo-Pacific and Red Sea coastal waters from 3 to 250 feet (1 to 75 meters) in depth. It is most commonly found around coral reefs and lives in clear coastal to outer reef habitats. More

The clown triggerfish is without a doubt the most beautiful member of the trigger family. The bright yellow mouth is believed to deter potential predators. As with most other triggers, the clown is an aggressive feeder, feeding mainly on crustaceans and mollusks. More

The clown triggerfish spawns in deep waters where the young live until they reach a length of 6-8 inches (15-20 cm). The adults move to shallower water and hide in holes they excavate by sucking up sand and expelling it out their gill slits. More

Clown triggerfish have two dorsal spines, one large followed by a smaller one. Adults can be up to 20 inches (50 cm) long. As juveniles, clown triggerfish look a bit different than they do as adults. More

The clown triggerfish, Balistoides conspicillum, is an impressive fish with its large size and multicolored scale pattern. It is common on most of the coral reefs of the Pacific Islands. More

Clown Triggerfish Balistoides conspicillum Solomon Islands (Stock Image 1927-1456 More

Welcome to our clown triggerfish webpage for owners and clown triggerfish enthusiasts. clown triggerfish information - Because of its attractive coloration, this fish is one of the most highly prized aquarium fish. More

Common names

Ampapagot in Tagalog
Ampapagot in Visayan
Ampapakul in Ilokano
Baliste clown in French (français)
Baliste léopard in French (français)
Balistoides conspicillum in Catalan (Català)
Balistoides conspicillum in Italian (Italiano)
Barubaru in Gela
Bbutelitel in Austronesian (Other)
Bbutelitel in Carolinian
bigspotted triggerfish in English
Bis rondu in English
Bis rondu in Maldivian
Bourse piastre in Creole, French
Bourse piastre in Creoles and Pidgins, French
Bub in Marshall
Bub in Marshallese (Kajin M̧ajeļ)
Cá Bò gai vây in Vietnamese (Tiếng Việt)
Clown tiger in English
Clown trigger-fish in English
Clown triggerfish in English
Clown triggerfish in Gela
Clown triggerfish in Polish (polski)
Cumu in Fijian (vosa Vakaviti)
Haharan in Other
Karatti in Malayalam (മലയാളം)
Klovnaftrækkerfisk in Danish (dansk)
Leopard-Drückerfisch in German (Deutsch)
Leopardaftrækkerfisk in Danish (dansk)
Leopardtryckarfisk in Swedish (Svenska)
Mongarakawahagi in Japanese (日本語)
Nar-snellervis in Afrikaans
Pakol in Cebuano
Pakol in Davawenyo
Pakol in Tagalog
Pakol in Waray-waray
Pakoy in Tagalog
Panitan in Waray-waray
Pantterisäppikala in Finnish (suomen kieli)
Papagot in Visayan
Papakol in Tagalog
Pogot in Other
Porco palhaço in Portuguese (Português)
Ppwumásen in Austronesian (Other)
Ppwumásen in Carolinian
Puggot in Maranao/Samal/Tao Sug
Puggot in Tagalog
Pugot in Bikol
Pugot in Cebuano
Pugot in Davawenyo
Rogatnica jasnoplama in Polish (polski)
Subagyo in Visayan
Sumu-papa in Samoan (gagana fa'a Samoa)
Triger kembang in Malay (bahasa Melayu)
ބިސް ރޮނޑު in Divehi (‫ދިވެހި)
കരട്ടി in Malayalam (മലയാളം)
കരറ്റി in Malayalam (മലയാളം)
モンガラカワハギ in Japanese (日本語)
圆斑拟鳞鲀 in Mandarin Chinese
圆斑鳞鲀 in Mandarin Chinese
圓斑擬鱗魨 in Mandarin Chinese
圓斑鱗魨 in Mandarin Chinese
小丑炮弹 in Mandarin Chinese
小丑砲彈 in Mandarin Chinese
花斑拟鳞鲀 in Mandarin Chinese
花斑擬鱗魨 in Mandarin Chinese
파랑쥐치 in Korean (한국어)

Order : Tetraodontiformes
Family : Balistidae
Genus : Balistoides
Species : Balistoides conspicillum
Authority : Bloch and Schneider,1801