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Class: Actinopteri
Order: Tetraodontiformes
Family: Balistidae Triggerfishes

Genus: Sufflamen

(See list of species below)



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5 species
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Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 22 cm TL
Sufflamen albicaudatum (Rüppell, 1829)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Sufflamen albicaudatum
[Bluethroat triggerfish]



Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 25 cm TL
Sufflamen bursa (Bloch & Schneider, 1801)

Photo by Photo by Patzner, R.
 
Sufflamen bursa
[Boomerang triggerfish]



Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 30 cm TL
Sufflamen chrysopterum (Bloch & Schneider, 1801)

Photo by Photo by Patzner, R.
 
Sufflamen chrysopterum
[Halfmoon triggerfish]



Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 38 cm TL
Sufflamen fraenatum (Latreille, 1804)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Sufflamen fraenatum
[Masked triggerfish]



Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 40 cm TL
Sufflamen verres (Gilbert & Starks, 1904)

Photo by Photo by Cox, C.D.
 
Sufflamen verres
[Orangeside triggerfish]



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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Sufflamen albicaudatum Bluethroat triggerfish Western Indian Ocean 22 TL 1829
Sufflamen bursa Boomerang triggerfish Indo-Pacific 25 TL 1801
Sufflamen chrysopterum Halfmoon triggerfish Indo-Pacific 30 TL 1801
Sufflamen fraenatum Masked triggerfish Indo-Pacific 38 TL 1804
Sufflamen verres Orangeside triggerfish Eastern Pacific 40 TL 1904



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