Pseudobalistes fuscus


Bluestriped triggerfish
Characteristic features:
Colour:

Blue to greyish with yellow spots forming a network pattern on sides, soft dorsal, anal, and caudal fin margins light blue.

Size:

Up to 55 cm TL.

Distribution:

Indo–West Pacific in tropical waters.

Habitat:

Coral reefs, to 50 m depth.

Biology:

Feeds on crustaceans, urchins, molluscs and tunicates. Occurs in solitary.

Indonesian fisheries:

Caught with gillnet, traps, handlines and drive-in nets.

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