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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Tetraodontiformes
Family: Balistidae Triggerfishes

Genus: Xanthichthys

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6 species (see list below)

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Photo by Honeycutt, K.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 30 cm TL
Xanthichthys auromarginatus (Bennett, 1832)

Photo by Honeycutt, K.
 
Xanthichthys auromarginatus
[Gilded triggerfish]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 35 cm TL
Xanthichthys caeruleolineatus Randall, Matsuura & Zama, 1978

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Xanthichthys caeruleolineatus
[Outrigger triggerfish]
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Western Indian Ocean

 
Xanthichthys lima
[]

Photo by Gloerfelt-Tarp, T.

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 30 cm TL
Xanthichthys lineopunctatus (Hollard, 1854)

Photo by Gloerfelt-Tarp, T.
 
Xanthichthys lineopunctatus
[Striped triggerfish]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Western Pacific
Max. Length 30 cm NG
Xanthichthys mento (Jordan & Gilbert, 1882)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Xanthichthys mento
[Redtail triggerfish]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 25 cm TL
Xanthichthys ringens (Linnaeus, 1758)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Xanthichthys ringens
[Sargassum triggerfish]
6 Species of Family Balistidae with Genus Xanthichthys
(Triggerfishes)
Sort by: Species Length Year
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Year Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
1832 Xanthichthys auromarginatus Gilded triggerfish Indo-Pacific 30 TL
1978 Xanthichthys caeruleolineatus Outrigger triggerfish Indo-West Pacific 35 TL
1832 Xanthichthys lima Western Indian Ocean
1854 Xanthichthys lineopunctatus Striped triggerfish Indo-West Pacific 30 TL
1882 Xanthichthys mento Redtail triggerfish Western Pacific 30 NG
1758 Xanthichthys ringens Sargassum triggerfish Western Atlantic 25 TL



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