Titan Triggerfish (Balistoides viridescens) - Marine Life - Liveaboard Diving
Titan Triggerfish (Balistoides viridescens) - Marine Life - Liveaboard Diving

Titan Triggerfish

The Titan Triggerfish is quite an infamous fish, due to its behaviour around scuba divers. It's the largest of the Triggerfish species, and certainly the most aggressive. They fiercely guard their nests and will swim at and attack anything or anyone that comes with the conical-shaped zone directly above each nest. In general (when not nesting) this are interesting and colourful fish to meet on the reef, posing not harm or risk to divers. 

 

Titan Triggerfish (Balistoides viridescens)
A Titan Triggerfish (Balistoides viridescens) looking for food.
Credit: Alexander Kiermayer
Titan Triggerfish Balistoides viridescens
Scientific Rank
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:
Chordata (Chordates)
Class:
Actinopterygii
Order: Tetraodontiformes (Pufferfish, Triggerfish, & Filefish)
Family: Tetraodontidae (Tetraodontidae)
Genus: Balistoides (Balistoides)
Species: Balistoides viridescens
Size
Average Size: 70 centimetres

No Troubles Just Bubbles' divers who recently saw Titan Triggerfish

Robert
Spotted in: Thailand Thailand
Diving from boat: MV Explorer
Trip destinations: Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Tachai, Surin Islands, Richelieu Rock
When: Feb 2024
Julianne Coates
Spotted in: Thailand Thailand
Diving from boat: The Junk
Trip destinations: Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock, Boonsung Wreck
When: Jan 2024
Be
Spotted in: Thailand Thailand
Diving from boat: Manta Queen 2
Trip destinations: Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock, Boonsung Wreck
When: Dec 2023
Greg
Spotted in: Thailand Thailand
Diving from boat: MV Koon 9
Trip destinations: Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock
When: Dec 2023
Dorothy Lim
Spotted in: Thailand Thailand
Diving from boat: MV Pawara
Trip destinations: Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock
When: Dec 2023
Jeff Miller
Spotted in: Thailand Thailand
Diving from boat: The Phinisi
Trip destinations: Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock, Boonsung Wreck
When: Nov 2023
John kelly
Spotted in: Thailand Thailand
Diving from boat: MV Pawara
Trip destinations: Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock
When: Nov 2023
Lenny Ng
Spotted in: Thailand Thailand
Diving from boat: Camic
Trip destinations: Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock, Boonsung Wreck, 813 Wreck
When: Apr 2023
Michelle
Spotted in: Thailand Thailand
Diving from boat: Manta Queen 7
Trip destinations: Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock, Boonsung Wreck
When: Apr 2023
Scott
Spotted in: Thailand Thailand
Diving from boat: Deep Andaman Queen
Trip destinations: Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock
When: Feb 2023
Sam
Spotted in: Thailand Thailand
Diving from boat: Similan Quest
Trip destinations: Koh Bon, Similan Islands
When: Jan 2023
Fabio
Spotted in: Thailand Thailand
Diving from boat: Lapat
Trip destinations: Richelieu Rock, Koh Bon
When: Jan 2023
Tanja
Spotted in: Thailand Thailand
Diving from boat: MV Bavaria
Trip destinations: Similan Islands
When: Jan 2023
Alex Lindsay
Spotted in: Thailand Thailand
Diving from boat: Andaman
Trip destinations: Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock, Koh Surin
When: May 2022
Joel Rajesh
Spotted in: Thailand Thailand
Diving from boat: Andaman
Trip destinations: Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock
When: Apr 2022

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