Also known as Blue-and-Gold Triggerfish, Blue-and-Rippled triggerfish, Blue-lined Triggerfish, Brown Triggerfish, Brown-and-Gold Triggerfish, Jigsaw Triggerfish, Rippled Triggerfish, Yellow-spotted Triggerfish.
Found singly or in pairs over sandy areas close to reef edges, patch reefs and deep water shipwrecks.
They feed on corals, crustaceans, dead fish, tunicates and sea urchins.
Juveniles around small coral outcrops over rubble reefs of inshore waters.
Length - 55cm
Depth - 30-50m
Triggerfish have a hard spine Dorsal Fin that can be locked.
When sleeping this spine is used to wedge them into place in a crevasse and so deter predators from pulling them out of their bed!
The spine is also held erect as a warning to other fish to stay away.
Several large Titans blow shallow depressions in the sand for nesting and if approached will raise this spine as a warning, if ignored they may charge, even divers! especially the Titan Triggerfish who will take a tasty bite!! Beware!!! Ref: https://www.fishbase.se/summary/4466