Xanthichthys caeruleolineatus Randall, Matsuura & Zama, 1978
Outrigger triggerfish
photo by Randall, J.E.

Family:  Balistidae (Triggerfishes)
Max. size:  35 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  reef-associated; marine; depth range 15 - 200 m
Distribution:  Indo-West Pacific: Angela Islands eastward through Indonesia to the Galapagos Islands, north to southern Japan.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 3-3; Dorsal soft rays (total): 26-28; Anal spines: 0-0; Anal soft rays: 23-25
Biology:  Occurs in deep seaward reefs. One collection outside Micronesia was made at 15 m (Ref. 1602). Benthopelagic (Ref. 58302). Feeds on zooplanktons (Ref. 89972). Exhibits sexual dimorphism (Ref. 37816). Taken occasionally by bottom fishing (Ref. 1602). Marketed fresh.
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 10.08.92
Modified by: Valdestamon, Roxanne Rei - 21.10.14

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