yellowmargin triggerfish

Scientific name Pseudobalistes flavimarginatus
Descriptor Rüppell
Year of description 1829
IUCN category LC
Family Balistidae
Genus Pseudobalistes
Pseudobalistes flavimarginatus Pseudobalistes flavimarginatus


Pseudobalistes flavimarginatus, commonly known as yellowmargin triggerfish, is a salt water fish.

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Who is it?


  • Average size
    30 cm
  • Maximum size
    60 cm
  • Shape
  • Pattern
    drawn scales
  • Average size
    30 cm
  • Maximum size
    60 cm
  • Shape
  • Pattern
    drawn scales

How to recognize the yellowmargin triggerfish ?

The yellowmargin triggerfish measures between 30 and 60 cm. This fish is bicolore with a predominantly jaune and gris body. The also has noir drawn scales.

Behaviour & Life cycle

  • diet
  • Sociability
    living as a couple or alone
  • territorial
  • Way of living

The yellowmargin triggerfish is a fish living as a couple or alone. This species is carnivorous .

Although the yellowmargin triggerfish is non-territorial, it is sometimes aggressive towards other species.


  • Reproduction
    ovipare qui pond sur substrat découvert

The yellowmargin triggerfish is a fish ovipare qui pond sur substrat découvert.

Risks for humans

  • Venomous
  • Bite

This species can attack if it feels threatened. It is important to be particularly vigilant especially during dives or fishing sessions.

Where to find it?

What is its habitat?

Natural environment characteristics

  • Temperature
    25 - 29 °C
  • Depth
    2 - 50 m

Biotope presentation

The yellowmargin triggerfish is most often found at a depth between 2m and 50m. However, it is not impossible to find this species at other depths.

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Bibliographic references

Reproductive biology of the masked triggerfish Sufflamen fraenatus - Satish Sahayak - - 2005.

A new record of yellowmargin triggerfish (Pseudobalistes flavimarginatus) (Tetraodontiformes: Balistidae) from the Bay of Bengal of Bangladesh proximity - Alam, M., Sultana, S., & Naser, M. - - 2018.

Territoriality, Reproductive Behavior, and Parental Care in Gray Triggerfish, Balistes capriscus, from the Northern Gulf of Mexico - Simmons, Carrie M; Szedlmayer, Stephen T - BULLETIN OF MARINE SCIENCE, - 2012.

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