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THE BONES

alligator gar (head)
almaco jack
atlantic cutlassfish
barracuda (great)
bass (largemouth)
bigeye emperor
big eye (atlantic)
black sea bass
bluegill
blue runner
bone fish
butterflyfish (reef)
butterflyfish (spotfin)
cabezon
carp (common)
clown knifefish
cornetfish (blue-spotted)
dolphinfish
drum (red)
flounder (southern)
flyingfish (atlantic)
graysby
grouper (red)
grunt (blue striped)
hog wrasse
lionfish (red)
little tunny
lookdown
moray eel (purplemouth)
needlefish (atlantic)
parrotfish (rainbow)
payara
permit
pigfish
pinfish
piranha (red-bellied)
pompano (florida)
pompano (african)
porgy (littlehead)
porgy (whitebone)
rock beauty
sailfish
salmon (coho)
sargo
scorpionfish (spotted)
Sea Robin
Sea Trout (spotted)
sheepshead
sheepshead (california)
snapper (cubera)
snapper (gray)
snapper (lane)
snapper (mutton)
snapper (ruby)
snapper (silk)
snapper (vermillion )
snapper (yellowtail)
snook
spadefish (atlantic)
squirrelfish
striped bass
tilapia
tilefish (sand)
tomtate
triggerfish (gray)
triggerfish (ocean)
triggerfish (queen)
tripletail (atlantic)
walleye

 

Gray Triggerfish

Latin Name:  Balistes capriscus

General Size:  14" x 11"

These territorial fish are regulars of the reef environment. Gray triggerfish can be seen in small groups on reef and/or bottom structure and will approach divers and even bite them with powerful teeth and jaws. Because of their very tough dermal layer their ribs are greatly reduced in size and thickness, their rugged skin protects them from penetrating teeth and spines of other fish. They actually form mating pairs and will build and guard a nest containing an egg mass. Gray triggerfish are so named for their main spine atop their head. It can lay flat or stand erect thus allowing the fish to lodge themselves in a reef crevice to avoid being pulled out by a predator.


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