Gray Triggerfish (Balistes capriscus)

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Gray Triggerfish (Balistes capriscus)

Also known as ... triggerfish

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The gray triggerfish is a deep bodies fish with a large first spine within the first dorsal fin.  This spine can be extended to lodge the fish into rocky areas and used as defense.  It works much like  a trigger.   They are grey overall in color, sometimes with a darker mottling.  The mouth has pronounced lips and teeth, which are specialized to chew holes into shellfish and crustaceans.  The pectoral fins are small and rounded. The outer rays of the caudal fin (tail) are elongated in larger individuals  Their . . .

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