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Triggerfish, Grey Triggerfish( Balistes Capriscus )

The Triggerfishes can be found in tropical shallow waters of the Atlantic, Pacific and the Indian Ocean. It is also found in temperate seas around rocks and reefs. It has got flat deep body with interlocking scales and rat-like sharp teeth and their eyes are moved independently. There are a number of different species. When resting these fish rest on their side.

Its diet consists of hard-shelled animals, invertebrates, algae (also found on the water bottom), worms, crustaceans, snails, eggs, corals, molluscs but also other fish too. They are edible, some say great eating but difficult to clean. They fight great for their size and are challenging to catch.

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