Clown Triggerfish

Clown Triggerfish (Balistoides conspicillum) at Raja Ampat, Indonesia. Clown Triggerfish (Balistoides conspicillum) at Raja Ampat, Indonesia.
Solo swimming Clown Triggerfish (Balistoides conspicillum) in search of food.

Credit: Johan Folmeus

Clown Triggerfish (Balistoides conspicillum) at Gili Trawangan, Indonesia. extraimage1alt
Adult Clown Triggerfish (Balistoides conspicillum) in Indonesia.

Credit: Emmy Ahlen

Clown Triggerfish Balistoides conspicillum
Description

The Clown Triggerfish is a very popular bony fish found around the Indo-Pacific region. It's popular among scuba divers because of its attractive colours and markings. It is usually found swimming slowly around the reef. Unlike the Titan Triggerfish which sometimes attacks divers, the Clown Triggerfish is as harmless as it is shy, so don't try to chase it for the best photo.

Scientific Rank
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:
Chordata (Chordates)
Class:
Actinopterygii
Order: Tetraodontiformes (Pufferfish, Triggerfish, & Filefish)
Family: Balistidae (Triggerfishes)
Genus: Balistoides (Balistoides)
Species: Balistoides conspicillum
Size
Average Size: 50 centimetres

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