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      Registered: July 2003
      Location: Sumner
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      Balistoides viridescens
      Family: Balistidae (Triggerfishes)
      Max. size: 75.0 cm TL (male/unsexed)
      Environment: reef-associated; marine ; depth range 1 - 50 m
      Gazetteer Indo-Pacific: Red Sea south to Delagoa Bay, Mozambique and east to the Line and Tuamoto islands, north to southern Japan, south to New Caledonia; throughout Micronesia.
      Morphology: Dorsal spines (total): 3; Dorsal soft rays (total): 24-26; Anal spines: 0; Anal soft rays: 22-24. Fish has a deep grove before eye; scaleless area around lips, continuing and narrowing posterior to corner of mouth; small forward-curving spines in about five rows on side of and a short distance anterior to caudal peduncle. Caudal peduncle compressed.
      Biology: Occur in lagoon and seaward reefs. Juveniles often associated with isolated patches of branching coral or rubble of shallow sandy protected areas. Adults occur singly or in pairs on the slopes of deep lagoon or seaward reefs . Feed on sea urchins, coral, crabs and other crustaceans, mollusks and tube worms. Oviparous. Largest triggerfish; females are reported to have attacked divers when guarding their nest
      Aquarium Care: Not reccomended for aquariums
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