Titan triggerfish

Titan triggerfish feed on shellfish, urchins, crustaceans and coral.

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The Titan triggerfish lives in the reef-associated, marine, depth range 1 - 50 m environment.

The titan triggerfish, Balistoides viridescens, is the largest of the triggerfish species and can grow up to 75 cm in length (30 inches). More

titan triggerfish poses a serious threat to inattentive divers due to its large size and powerful teeth. More

many bruises - is it just misunderstood? The titan triggerfish is a beautiful and robust reef creature just waiting to be discovered ... Titan triggerfish - photo by Francis MolinaKnown scientifically as Balistoides Viridescens, these solitary creatures have been known to attack divers and inflict serious injury. More

The titan triggerfish is also known as the mustache triggerfish due to a dark line above its lips. It has large, strong front teeth and strong spines in its first dorsal fin. More

The Titan Triggerfish has a heavily scaled head and body. There is a deep groove in front of both eyes and about five rows of spines on either side of the caudal peduncle. The species is distinctively coloured. The scales have dark centres. More

Species guides: titan triggerfish : lionfish : moon wrasse : pink anemonefish Titan Triggerfish ( Balistoides viridescens ) titan triggerfishThey are marked by lines and spots. They inhabit warm coastal waters of the Atlantic, Mediterranean and the Indo-Pacific. More

Titan triggerfish feed on shellfish, urchins, crustaceans and coral. They are the workers of the reef, often being busy turning over rocks, stirring up the sand and biting off pieces of branching coral. More

Titan TriggerfishWhile the chances of a shark attacking you when you Scuba dive are about 1 in 11. More

The Titan Triggerfish has many names: Balistoides Viridescens, Gomamongara(in Japanese) and Pla Woowa (in Thai). This big bad fish is known to attack divers entering his territory! $6. More

The Titan Triggerfish Balistoides viridescens (up to 30" or 76cm) is a solitary, highly aggressive fish when protecting a nesting site. The females are known to attack divers - as we found out in Tahiti! They are found in lagoons and outer reefs in 10-150' (3-50 meters). More

Titan triggerfish - photo by Francis MolinaWhy the aggressive behaviour, one might wonder? Hard to say. More

Titan Triggerfish Balistoides viridescens Solomon Islands (Stock Image 1927-4230 More

The Titan Triggerfish will bite divers when it is guarding it's nest of eggs. IPTC: Copyright Notice Copyright (c) 2007 by Katrina Adams. All rights reserved. More

Common names

'O'iri 'utaro in Tahitian (Reo Mā`ohi)
Ampapagot in Tagalog
Ampapagot in Visayan
Ampapakul in Ilokano
Baliste olivatre in French (français)
Baliste verdâtre in French (français)
Balistoides viridescens in Italian (Italiano)
Blue finned triggerfish in English
Blue-finned triggerfish in English
bluefin filefish in English
Bluefin triggerfish in English
Bluefinned triggerfish in Spanish (español)
Bourse baroi in Creole, French
Bourse baroi in Creoles and Pidgins, French
Cëmô in Numee
Cimôô in Numee
Cumu in Fijian (vosa Vakaviti)
cumu qau in Fijian (vosa Vakaviti)
Dotty triggerfish in English
Gestippelde snellervis in Afrikaans
Gomamongara in Japanese (日本語)
Hahu in Other
Humu in Tongan
Kaisep in Misima-Paneati
Kapuul in Tagbanwa Calamian
Kukupi in Gela
Liele in Marshall
Liele in Marshallese (Kajin M̧ajeļ)
Liuwesho in Austronesian (Other)
Liuwesho in Carolinian
Moustache triggerfish in English
Mustache triggerfish in English
Pakol in Cebuano
Pakol in Davawenyo
Pakol in Tagalog
Pakol in Waray-waray
Pakoy in Tagalog
Palli in Malayalam (മലയാളം)
Papakol in Kuyunon
Papakol in Tagalog
Peix ballesta olivaci in Catalan (Català)
Phwa in Kumak
Porco ponteado in Portuguese (Português)
Puggot in Maranao/Samal/Tao Sug
Puggot in Tagalog
Pugot in Bikol
Pugot in Cebuano
Pugot in Davawenyo
Pugot in Surigaonon
Pugot in Tagalog
Rondu in Mahl
Sangkay in Surigaonon
Sumu-laulau in Samoan (gagana fa'a Samoa)
Te nuonuo in Gilbertese
Te nuonuo in Kiribati
Te umufatu in Tuvaluan
Titan triggerfish in English
Titanaftrækkerfisk in Danish (dansk)
Triggerfish in English
Umu in Samoan (gagana fa'a Samoa)
މާ ރޮނޑު in Divehi (‫ދިވެހި)
പല്ലി in Malayalam (മലയാളം)
ゴマモンガラ in Japanese (日本語)
剝皮魚 in Mandarin Chinese
剥皮鱼 in Mandarin Chinese
斑点炮弹 in Mandarin Chinese
斑點砲彈 in Mandarin Chinese
綠副鱗魨 in Mandarin Chinese
綠擬鱗魨 in Mandarin Chinese
綠鱗魨 in Mandarin Chinese
绿副鳞鲀 in Mandarin Chinese
绿拟鳞鲀 in Mandarin Chinese
绿鳞鲀 in Mandarin Chinese
褐拟鳞鲀 in Mandarin Chinese
褐擬鱗魨 in Mandarin Chinese

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