Fish Species

Big Spotted Trigger Fish

Big Spotted Trigger Fish - Description

The Big Spotted Trigger Fish is also commonly referred to as the Clown Trigger Fish and is a very beautiful marine aquarium fish. It is however aggressive towards smaller fish.

Its unique coloring with its amazing yellow lips and large white spots make this triggerfish a very popular species. It has a powerful jaw capable of crushing the shells of crustaceans but can be tame enough to hand fed.

Popular Name: Big Spotted Trigger Fish
Species: Balistoides conspicillum

Profile of the Big Spotted Trigger Fish

This Profile contains interesting facts and information about the Big Spotted Trigger Fish species.

  • Size: Up to 50cm 

  • Fish Tank conditions: PH 8.1 - 8.4

  • Diet / Feeding: Small Crustaceans, Live, Dried and Frozen Food

  • Temperament: Like other triggerfish, will be aggressive towards smaller fish

  • Habitat: Marine reef dweller at depths of up to 75m

  • Behaviour: Good community fish but does require a large tank

  • Range: Indo-Pacific

Scientific Classification of the Big Spotted Trigger Fish

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: Balistoides conspicillum

  • Popular Name: Big Spotted Trigger Fish

  • Kingdom: Animalia

  • Phylum: Chordata

  • Class: Actinopterygii

  • Order: Tetraodontiformes

  • Family: Balistidae

Marine Fish Index

Facts about Fish Species - Big Spotted Trigger Fish

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.


The species detailed on this website are Tropical, Saltwater, Aquarium , Marine , Pet , Pond, Clown, Koi, Beta (Betta), Gold Fish (Goldfish), Star, Angel, Puffer, Discus, Piranha, Rainbow, Parrot, Crustaceans, Sea Anemones and Coral..

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