Latin Name: Canthidermis
General Size: 14"
The ocean triggerfish is widely known as the ocean
tally. These triggers can be found in the Balistidae
family and are one of 40 species in that family. They
are fairly aggressive fish and are unique with respect
to their habit of creating nests on the sandy bottom
and defending their egg mass from predators. The ocean
triggerfish is observed mostly in the water column which
is in contrast to its cousin, the gray triggerfish,
which remains near the bottom.
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