Sufflamen fraenatum

Bridled triggerfish UIA
Characteristic features:

Head and body brown to yellowish-grey, no bars on head near gill opening, white stripe extending from mouth, sometimes borded by a yellow stripe, caudal fin uniformly dark.


Up to 38 cm.


Indo–West Pacific in tropical waters.


Coral reefs, from 8 to 185 m depth.

Indonesian fisheries:

Caught by gillnets, traps and drive-in nets.

Similar species:

Sufflamen bursa
Scyth triggerfish

Sufflamen bursa

Sufflamen bursa differs in having 2 vertical yellowish bars on head below eye near gill opening (vs. no yellowish vertical bars on head).

Sufflamen chrysopterum
Flagtail triggerfish

Sufflamen chrysopterum

Sufflamen chrysopterum differs in having caudal fin with a broad white margin (vs. uniformly dark).

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