Fish Species

Guilded Triggerfish

Guilded Triggerfish - Description

The Guilded Triggerfish is also known as the Blue Throat Trigger Fish, Blue Jaw Trigger Fish and Blue Chin Trigger Fish.

It is recommended to place a single male in the tank with one or more females to minimise aggression. The guilded triggerfish can be fed by hand but be warned, they can bite!

Popular Name: Guilded Triggerfish
Species: Xanthichthys auromarginatus

Profile of the Guilded Triggerfish

This Profile contains interesting facts and information about the Guilded Triggerfish species.

  • Size: Up to 30cm

  • Fish Tank conditions: PH 8.1-8.4

  • Diet / Feeding: Fresh or Frozen Krill, Shrimp or Squid

  • Temperament: Territorial and need plenty of space

  • Habitat: Coral Dwellers

  • Behaviour: Keep in small groups with no more than one male to minimise aggression

  • Range: Indo-Pacific

Scientific Classification of the Guilded Triggerfish

Definition: Scientific classification, or biological classification, is how biologists group and categorize species of organisms with shared physical characteristics. Scientific classification belongs to the science of taxonomy.

  • Species: Xanthichthys auromarginatus

  • Popular Name: Guilded Triggerfish -  Blue-throated Triggerfish

  • Kingdom: Animalia

  • Phylum: Chordata

  • Class: Actinopterygii

  • Order: Tetraodontiformes

  • Family: Balistidae

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Facts about Fish Species - Guilded Triggerfish

The colours, shapes and sizes of individual fishes varies enormously - you really need excellent quality pictures or photographs to assist in the identification process.

A combination of the number of fins and their characteristics, color, scale counts, general features, maximum length and distribution are used during a species identification process.


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