Fish Species

Lagoon Triggerfish

Lagoon Triggerfish - Description

The Lagoon Triggerfish is also known as the Blackbar Triggerfish, Jamal and Picassofish. They are smaller and less aggressive than other triggerfish.

It is advisable to keep them in a tank with other large species and ensure they have plenty of room to swim and lots of hiding places to minimise aggression. The lagoon triggerfish sleeps on its side!

Popular Name: Lagoon Triggerfish
Species: Rhinecanthus aculeatus

Profile of the Lagoon Triggerfish

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

  • Size: Up to 30cm

  • Fish Tank conditions: PH 8.1 to 8.4. Temp 21 to 24 Degrees

  • Diet / Feeding: Flaked or Frozen Food

  • Temperament: Can be aggressive towards smaller fish

  • Habitat: Reef Dwellers at depths of up to 50m

  • Behaviour: They can bite!

  • Range: Indo-Pacific, Red Sea

Scientific Classification of the Lagoon 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: Rhinecanthus aculeatus

  • Popular Name: Lagoon Triggerfish - Jamal - Blackbar Triggerfish - Picasso Fish

  • Kingdom: Animalia

  • Phylum: Chordata

  • Class: Actinopterygii

  • Order: Tetraodontiformes

  • Family: Balistidae

Marine Fish Index

Facts about Fish Species - Lagoon 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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