Species

Boomerang triggerfish

Distinctive Characters: Dorsal fin with 3 spines and 27-29 rays. Anal fin with 25-27 rays. Pectoral fin with 13-14 rays. Dorsal and ventral profiles of head nearly straight. Cheeks scaled. Prominen...

Fish

Red-toothed triggerfish

The redtoothed triggerfish (Odonus niger) is a triggerfish of the tropical Indo-Pacific area, and the sole member of its genus.Distinctive Characters: Dorsal fin with 3 spines and 3...

Fish

Largescale triggerfish

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 ro...

Fish

Gilded triggerfish

The gilded triggerfish (Xanthichthys auromarginatus) is a spotted gray triggerfish.Short description - Dorsal spines (total): 3; Dorsal soft rays (total): 27-30; Anal spines: 0; Ana...

Fish

Map puffer

The map puffer (Arothron mappa) is a demersal marine fish belonging to the family Tetraodontidae.Short description - Dorsal spines (total): 0; Dorsal sof...

Fish

Valentin's sharpnose puffer

Valentin's sharpnose puffer (Canthigaster valentini) is a demersal marine fish belonging to the family Tetraodontidae.Short description - Dorsal spines (total): 0...

Fish

Scribbled Leatherjacket Filefish

Aluterus scriptus is a medium size fish which can grow up to 110 cm (3.6 ft) in length. The body shape looks like an elongated oval, strongly compressed. Its background body coloration is olive-bro...

Fish

Balistes flavimarginatus

Pseudobalistes flavimarginatus is one of two large triggerfishes commonly seen by divers in the Maldives. The other is B. viridescens. P. flavimarginatus nests in deep lagoon areas. Fortunately thi...

Fish

Yellow boxfish

The yellow boxfish (Ostracion cubicus) is a species of boxfish. It can be found in reefs throughout the Pacific Ocean and Indian Ocean as well as the south eastern Atlantic Ocean. It reaches a maxi...

Fish

Halfmoon triggerfish

Dark brownish with one pale streak from eye to lower pectoral base and another short one above gill opening. Lower part of head and abdomen dark blue or purplish. Caudal fin brownish yellow, broadl...

Fish

Clown triggerfish

The clown triggerfish is a small sized fish which grows up to 50 cm. Its body has a stocky appearance, oval shape and compressed laterally. The head is large and represents approximately one third ...