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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Tetraodontiformes
Family: Balistidae Triggerfishes

Genus: Sufflamen

(See list of species below)



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5 species (see list below)

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Photo by Randall, J.E.

Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 22 cm TL
Sufflamen albicaudatum (Rüppell, 1829)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Sufflamen albicaudatum
[Bluethroat triggerfish]

Photo by Patzner, R.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 25 cm TL
Sufflamen bursa (Bloch & Schneider, 1801)

Photo by Patzner, R.
 
Sufflamen bursa
[Boomerang triggerfish]

Photo by Patzner, R.

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 30 cm TL
Sufflamen chrysopterum (Bloch & Schneider, 1801)

Photo by Patzner, R.
 
Sufflamen chrysopterum
[Halfmoon triggerfish]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 38 cm TL
Sufflamen fraenatum (Latreille, 1804)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Sufflamen fraenatum
[Masked triggerfish]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 40 cm TL
Sufflamen verres (Gilbert & Starks, 1904)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Sufflamen verres
[Orangeside triggerfish]
5 Species of Family Balistidae with Genus Sufflamen
(Triggerfishes)
Sort by: Species Length Year
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Year Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
1829 Sufflamen albicaudatum Bluethroat triggerfish Western Indian Ocean 22 TL
1801 Sufflamen bursa Boomerang triggerfish Indo-Pacific 25 TL
1801 Sufflamen chrysopterum Halfmoon triggerfish Indo-West Pacific 30 TL
1804 Sufflamen fraenatum Masked triggerfish Indo-Pacific 38 TL
1904 Sufflamen verres Orangeside triggerfish Eastern Pacific 40 TL



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