Sufflamen chrysopterum


Flagtail triggerfish
Characteristic features:
Colour:

Head and body yellowish-brown, often with vertical yellow bar below eye and sometimes with a blue lips, chin and belly, caudal fin yellowish with broad white margin.

Size:

Up to 22 cm TL.

Distribution:

Indo–West Pacific in tropical waters.

Habitat:

Shallow protected reefs, to 30 m depth.

Indonesian fisheries:

Caught by gillnets, traps and drive-in nets.

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