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Class: Actinopteri
Order: Tetraodontiformes
Family: Balistidae Triggerfishes

Genus: Xanthichthys

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

Photo by Photo by Patzner, R.
 
Xanthichthys auromarginatus
[Gilded triggerfish]



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

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



Pacific Ocean
Max. Length 15.4 cm SL
Xanthichthys greenei Pyle & Earle, 2013

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Xanthichthys greenei
[Greene's triggerfish]
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Xanthichthys lima
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Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 30 cm TL
Xanthichthys lineopunctatus (Hollard, 1854)

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



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

Photo by Photo by Cox, C.D.
 
Xanthichthys mento
[Redtail triggerfish]



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

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Xanthichthys ringens
[Sargassum triggerfish]



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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Xanthichthys auromarginatus Gilded triggerfish Indo-Pacific 30 TL 1832
Xanthichthys caeruleolineatus Outrigger triggerfish Indo-West Pacific 35 TL 1978
Xanthichthys greenei Greene's triggerfish Pacific Ocean 15.4 SL 2013
Xanthichthys lima Western Indian Ocean 1832
Xanthichthys lineopunctatus Striped triggerfish Indo-West Pacific 30 TL 1854
Xanthichthys mento Redtail triggerfish Pacific Ocean 30 NG 1882
Xanthichthys ringens Sargassum triggerfish Western Atlantic 25 TL 1758



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