Species Details

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Largescale trigger...   

Common Name: Large-scale triggerfish
Scientific Name: Canthidermis macrolepis
Local Name: Oivaali rondu
Dhivehi Name: އޮއިވާލި ރޮނޑު
Animalia  (Kingdom)
Chordata  (Plylum)
Teleostei  (Class)
Balistidae  (Family)
Canthidermis   (Genus)

Largescale triggerfish's description

Short description - Dorsal spines (total): 3; Dorsal soft rays (total): 23-26; Anal spines: 0; Anal soft rays: 21 - 23. Caudal fin of adults double emarginate with produced lobes; juveniles with rounded caudal fin.

Largescale triggerfish's Reproduction

Enters the shallows to lay eggs in a nest in sand.

Largescale triggerfish habitat

This benthopelagic species attains a maximum total length of 60 cm. Adults are pelagic and school in oceanic waters, while juveniles are often observed under floating weeds or adult schools (Kuiter 2014, Jawad 2018). Spawning occurs over deep sand banks, and demersal eggs are laid in shallow concavities in the sand or coral rubble (Randall 1995, Clark et al. 2015).

Largescale triggerfish threats

There are no known major threats.

Largescale triggerfish's status