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Australian Triggerfish, Pufferfish



Pufferfishes

Blackspotted Pufferfish
(Arothron nigropunctatus)
Blackspotted Pufferfish
The Blackspotted Pufferfish is variable in color, often grey to brown above with paler underside. Some fish are yellow. All colours have irregular black spots scattered over the body. The rounded body is covered with prickles. The snout shape... Click to continue>
Map Pufferfish
(Arothron mappa)
Map Pufferfish
The Map Pufferfish is yellowish-grey above and white below and covered with an intricate pattern of fine dark lines. The eye is surrounded by a pattern of black lines radiating from the eye in all directions. The gill opening and base of the... Click to continue>
Narrow-lined Pufferfish
(Arothron manilensis)
Narrow-lined Pufferfish
The Narrow-lined Pufferfish is white to brown with many darker yellow to black lines on the body. The line pattern is heavier on the back and sides and paler on the underside. Some fish are boldly patterned and some have very faint pattern. It has a... Click to continue>
Starry Pufferfish
(Arothron stellatus)
Starry Pufferfish
The Starry Pufferfish is a very large box-shaped pufferfish. Adult Starry Pufferfish are white and covered with small black spots that become more numerous as the fish grows. Juveniles are orange with small black spots and diagonal black stripes... Click to continue>
Stars and Stripes Toadfish
(Arothron hispidus)
Stars and Stripes Toadfish
The Stars and Stripes Toadfish is greenish brown or yellowish brown above with white underside. The back and upper sides of the body and tail are covered in small white spots. The lower sides and belly are marked with white to pale blue bars or... Click to continue>
Clown Toby
(Canthigaster callisterna)
Clown Toby
The top half of the Clown Toby is yellowish or brownish with many fine blue spots and fine lines. The bottom half is white or yellow with fainter spotting. Along the centre there are two parallel dark stripes with a white stripe in between that run... Click to continue>
Saddled Puffer
(Canthigaster valentini)
Saddled Puffer
The Saddled Puffer is a typical pufferfish shape. It has a white background color and four saddle shaped blotches - two across the body, one on the back of the head just behind the eyes, and one on the tail stem. The snout is grey brown with pattern... Click to continue>

Triggerfishes

Orange-lined Triggerfish
(Balistapus undulatus)
Orange-lined Triggerfish
The Orange-lined Triggerfish dark green, brown or grey with orange or yellow diagonal lines on the body and back of the head. There is also a diagonal band of narrow blue and orange stripes from the mouth to under the pectoral fin. It has black... Click to continue>
Clown Triggerfish
(Balistoides conspicillum)
Clown Triggerfish
The Clown Triggerfish is dark with large white spots over the lower half of the body. The mouth area is yellow. The tail has white band and black edge. Juveniles have white spots over most of the body Click to continue>
Titan Triggerfish
(Balistoides viridescens)
Titan Triggerfish
The Titan Triggerfish has a prominent scale pattern on the head and body. The scales have dark centres and paler edges. There is a dark deep groove in front of the eyes. It has around five rows of spines on each side of the tail stem. There is a... Click to continue>
Redtooth Triggerfish
(Odonus niger)
Redtooth Triggerfish
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Yellowmargin Triggerfish
(Pseudobalistes flavimarginatus)
Yellowmargin Triggerfish
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Hawaiian Triggerfish
(Rhinecanthus aculeatus)
Hawaiian Triggerfish
The Hawaiian Triggerfish is easily recognised by the pattern. The mouth is small and eyes are set well back on the large head. There are prominent vertical stripes through the eye and over the top of the head. There are also prominent backward swept... Click to continue>
Wedge-tailed Triggerfish
(Rhinecanthus rectangulus)
Wedge-tailed Triggerfish
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Black Triggerfish
(Sufflamen chrysopterum)
Black Triggerfish
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Boomerang Triggerfish
(Sufflamen bursa)
Boomerang Triggerfish
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