Wedge-tail triggerfish

The triggerfish's teeth are blue and they are set close together inside its relatively chubby mouth, it has a small second spine, which it can use to lock its main spine into an upright position.

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The Wedge-tail triggerfish lives in the reef-associated, marine, depth range 10 - 20 m environment.

The Wedge-tail triggerfish, Rhinecanthus rectangulus, is easily recognised by its markings. Left is an adult, juveniles are slightly different in appearance and inhabit shallow, surge prone water. More

Common names

'O'iri in Tahitian (Reo Mā`ohi)
Alikkaratti in Malayalam (മലയാളം)
Ampapagot in Tagalog
Ampapagot in Visayan
Ampapakul in Ilokano
Bælteaftrækkerfisk in Danish (dansk)
Bbubuwelimai in Austronesian (Other)
Bbubuwelimai in Carolinian
Bibigo in Gela
Bourse corail in Creole, French
Bourse corail in Creoles and Pidgins, French
Bourse mayar in Creole, French
Bourse mayar in Creoles and Pidgins, French
Bub in Marshall
Bub in Marshallese (Kajin M̧ajeļ)
Chikanna-karatti in Malayalam (മലയാളം)
cumu tina ni gone in Fijian (vosa Vakaviti)
Furondu in Mahl
Gelapte snellervis in Afrikaans
Humuhumu in Austronesian (Other)
Humuhumu in English
Humuhumu nukunuku a puaa in Hawaiian
Humuhumu nukunuku apua'a in Hawaiian
Humuhumunukunukuapua'a in Spanish (español)
Kiilasäppikala in Finnish (suomen kieli)
Pakol in Cebuano
Pakol in Davawenyo
Pakol in Tagalog
Pakol in Waray-waray
Pakoy in Tagalog
Papagot in Visayan
Papakol in Tagalog
Patchy triggerfish in English
Picasso noir in French (français)
Picasso triggerfish in English
Pogot in Other
Porco rectangular in Portuguese (Português)
Puggot in Maranao/Samal/Tao Sug
Puggot in Tagalog
Pugot in Bikol
Pugot in Cebuano
Pugot in Davawenyo
Rectangle trigerfish in English
Rectangle triggerfish in English
rectangular triggerfish in English
Reef triggerfish in English
Rhinecanthus rectangulus in Catalan (Català)
Rhinecanthus rectangulus in Italian (Italiano)
Saddle-shoe fish in English
Subagyo in Visayan
Sumu-aloalo in Samoan (gagana fa'a Samoa)
Tasukimongara in Japanese (日本語)
Te bubu in Gilbertese
Te bubu in Kiribati
Triger segitiga in Malay (bahasa Melayu)
Wedge picassofish in English
Wedge-tail triggerfish in English
Wedgetail triggerfish in English
Wedgetailed triggerfish in English
അലിക്കരട്ടി in Malayalam (മലയാളം)
ചുവന്നകരട്ടി in Malayalam (മലയാളം)
ചെകന്ന കരട്ടി in Malayalam (മലയാളം)
タスキモンガラ in Japanese (日本語)
斜带吻棘鲀 in Mandarin Chinese
斜带锉鳞鲀 in Mandarin Chinese
斜带鳞鲀 in Mandarin Chinese
斜帶吻棘魨 in Mandarin Chinese
斜帶銼鱗魨 in Mandarin Chinese
斜帶鱗魨 in Mandarin Chinese
板机鲀 in Mandarin Chinese
板機魨 in Mandarin Chinese
黑带锉鳞鲀 in Mandarin Chinese
黑帶銼鱗魨 in Mandarin Chinese

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Order : Tetraodontiformes
Family : Balistidae
Genus : Rhinecanthus
Species : Rhinecanthus rectangulus
Authority : Bloch and Schneider,1801