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triggerfish

Gray Triggerfish

Balistes capriscus

Description: Entirely olive-gray; dorsal and anal fins marbled; caudal fin lobes elongate in large adults; one or more enlarged scales behind gill opening; 26 to 29 dorsal fin rays; 23 to 26 anal fin rays.

Young: Large darker saddles on back (these saddles sometimes persit in adults); blue spots and short blue lines in dorsal fin and on upper half of body, becoming white below and in anal fin; upper rim of eye blue.

Where found: Hardbottom, reefs, ledges.

Illustration: © Diane Rome Peebles

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