Fish ID: Gilded Triggerfish

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Family Triggerfish (BALISTIDAE)
species Xanthichthys auromarginatus
size Up to 22cm
locality Outer reef slopes
behaviour Above substrate feeding on zooplankton
range Tropical Indian and Pacific Oceans

Classic trigger-shape: symmetrical rear dorsal and anal fins; slightly lunate caudal fin (crescent moon shaped tail) and a golden margin all around these fins and the tail – giving a gilt-edged appearance.