Also known as Green Triggerfish, Leatherjacket, Pineapple Trigger, Starry Triggerfish, White Trigger, Yellowface Triggerfish, Yellow-faced Triggerfish, Yellowmargin Trigger.
Found singly or in pairs over silty estuaries, lagoons and coastal reefs.
They feed on coral branches, crustaceans, molluscs, sea urchins and tunicates.
Juveniles found in small schools.
Length - 60cm
Depth - 2-50m
The females guard their nest aggressively.
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/6027