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Clown Triggerfish

Clown triggerfish (Balistoides conspicillum), also known as the bigspotted triggerfish, are demersal marine fish belonging to the family Balistidae, or commonly called triggerfish. Widely distributed throughout the tropical and subtropical waters of the Indian Ocean until the western Pacific Ocean they can also be found in the caribbean. It is most commonly found along external reef slopes with clear water until 75 m dept.

This triggerfish has a diurnal activity, is solitary and defends a territory. It can be very aggressive with other fish and congeners. The first long dorsal spine when is erected, it is used to impress an opponent or to avoid a predator to pull it out of its refuge.

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