Titan triggerfish

Titan triggerfish

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Credit: ALEXIS ROSENFELD/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Titan triggerfish (Balistoides viridescens) with blue-striped snappers (Lutjanus kasmira). This is the largest of the triggerfish, reaching lengths of 75 centimetres. It is found in lagoons and seaward reefs in the Indo-Pacific, feeding on sea urchins, coral, crabs and molluscs. Female titan triggerfish have been known to attack divers when defending a nest. Photographed off Moorea Island, French Polynesia, in the Pacific Ocean.

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