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Family Balistidae

Triggerfishes

INDO-PACIFIC

Balistoides conspicillum

Wakatobi, Indonesia, 30 feet

CLOWN TRIGGERFISH    Mongara-kawahagi 

Quite rare on coral reefs and dropoffs in clear water to 200 feet.  Feeds upon invertebrates.  Attains 19 inches.  Difficult to find since it is highly sought for aquaria.  East Africa to Southern Japan & Samoa.