Titan Triggerfish

Titan Triggerfish (Balistoides viridescens) Titan Triggerfish (Balistoides viridescens)
A Titan Triggerfish (Balistoides viridescens) looking for food.

Credit: Alexander Kiermayer

Titan Triggerfish Balistoides viridescens
Description

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. 

 

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

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