About the Clown Triggerfish
The Clown Triggerfish at Kelly Tarlton's is very aggressive and will eat almost anything we put into the tank, including our fingers if we are not careful!
Often seen when swimming around pacific islands, this aggressive fish has a bad reputation for biting the fingers and toes of divers and snorkelers!
This fish has a beautiful and unique coloration. The ventral surface has large, white spots on a dark background, and its dorsal surface has black spots on yellow. Like a circus clown's painted red lips, the clown triggerfish has bright yellow coloured lips, hence how its name was chosen.
Did you know?
Up to about 50cm in length.
Commonly found around northern Australia and throughout the Pacific in the clear waters of tropical coral reefs, down to 75m.