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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Tetraodontiformes
Family: Balistidae Triggerfishes

Genus: Rhinecanthus

(See list of species below)



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7 species (see list below)

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Western Pacific.
Max. Length 16.7 cm SL

 
Rhinecanthus abyssus
[]

Photo by Miyahara, H.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 30 cm TL
Rhinecanthus aculeatus (Linnaeus, 1758)

Photo by Miyahara, H.
 
Rhinecanthus aculeatus
[White-banded triggerfish]

Photo by Field, R.

Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 30 cm TL
Rhinecanthus assasi (Forsskål, 1775)

Photo by Field, R.
 
Rhinecanthus assasi
[Picasso triggerfish]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 16.5 cm SL
Rhinecanthus cinereus (Bonnaterre, 1788)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Rhinecanthus cinereus
[]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Pacific Ocean
Max. Length 28 cm TL
Rhinecanthus lunula Randall & Steene, 1983

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Rhinecanthus lunula
[Halfmoon picassofish]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 30 cm TL
Rhinecanthus rectangulus (Bloch & Schneider, 1801)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Rhinecanthus rectangulus
[Wedge-tail triggerfish]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 23 cm TL
Rhinecanthus verrucosus (Linnaeus, 1758)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Rhinecanthus verrucosus
[Blackbelly triggerfish]
7 Species of Family Balistidae with Genus Rhinecanthus
(Triggerfishes)
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Year Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
1989 Rhinecanthus abyssus Western Pacific. 16.7 SL
1758 Rhinecanthus aculeatus White-banded triggerfish Indo-Pacific 30 TL
1775 Rhinecanthus assasi Picasso triggerfish Western Indian Ocean 30 TL
1788 Rhinecanthus cinereus Western Indian Ocean 16.5 SL
1983 Rhinecanthus lunula Halfmoon picassofish Pacific Ocean 28 TL
1801 Rhinecanthus rectangulus Wedge-tail triggerfish Indo-Pacific 30 TL
1758 Rhinecanthus verrucosus Blackbelly triggerfish Indo-West Pacific 23 TL



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