yellowspotted triggerfish

Scientific name Pseudobalistes fuscus
Descriptor Bloch & Schneider
Year of description 1801
IUCN category (World) LC
Family Balistidae
Genus Pseudobalistes
Pseudobalistes fuscus Pseudobalistes fuscus

Introduction

Pseudobalistes fuscus, commonly known as yellowspotted triggerfish, is a salt water fish.

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Who is it?

Morphology

  • Average size
    30 cm
  • Maximum size
    55 cm
  • Shape
    Oval
  • Pattern
    ponctuations
  • Average size
    30 cm
  • Maximum size
    55 cm
  • Shape
    Oval
  • Pattern
    ponctuations

How to recognize the yellowspotted triggerfish ?

The yellowspotted triggerfish measures between 30 and 55 cm. This fish is bicolore with a predominantly jaune and bleu body. The also has jaune ponctuations.

Behaviour & Life cycle

  • diet
    carnivorous
  • Sociability
    living in a group or alone
  • territorial
    No
  • Way of living
    diurnal

The yellowspotted triggerfish is a fish living in a group or alone. This species is carnivorous .

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

Reproduction

  • Reproduction
    ovipare qui pond sur substrat découvert

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

Risks for humans

  • Venomous
    No
  • Bite
    Yes

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?

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What is its habitat?

Natural environment characteristics

  • Temperature
    25 - 28 °C
  • Depth
    30 - 50 m

Biotope presentation

The yellowspotted triggerfish is most often found at a depth between 30m and 50m. However, it is not impossible to find this species at other depths.

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Bibliographic references

The complete mitochondrial genome of the yellow-spotted triggerfish (Pseudobalistes fuscus) - Kai Zhang, Xinxin You, Junmin Xu & Qiong Shi - - 2016.

Taxonomic review of the genera Balistoides, Pseudobalistes and Parabalistes of the family Balistidae with redescription of species occurring in Indian Seas - SATISH SAHAYAK, K. K. JOSHI* AND V. SRIRAMACHANDRA MURTY* - J. Fish Biol. - 2014.

Hypocreadium toombo n. sp. (Digenea: Lepocreadiidae) in the yellow-spotted triggerfish Pseudobalistes fuscus - RODNEY A. BRAY & JEAN-LOU JUSTINE - ZOOTAXA - 2006.

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