Clown Triggerfish (Balistoides conspicillum) - Marine Life - Liveaboard Diving

Clown Triggerfish

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.

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.
Adult Clown Triggerfish (Balistoides conspicillum) in Indonesia.
Credit: Emmy Ahlen
Clown Triggerfish Balistoides conspicillum
Scientific Rank
Chordata (Chordates)
Order: Tetraodontiformes (Pufferfish, Triggerfish, & Filefish)
Family: Balistidae (Triggerfishes)
Genus: Balistoides (Balistoides)
Species: Balistoides conspicillum
Average Size: 50 centimetres

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