Blue Triggerfish (Pseudobalistes fuscus)

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

Description

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
Widespread Indo-Pacific

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

Related creatures

Heads up! Many creatures change during their life. Juvenile fish become adults and some change shape or their colour. Some species change sex and others just get older. The following creature(s) are known relatives of the Blue Triggerfish. Click the image(s) to explore further or hover over to get a better view!

Blue Triggerfish (Juvenile)

Blue Triggerfish (Juvenile)

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