Canthidermis maculata

Canthidermis maculata
Rough Triggerfish – Canthidermis maculata
FamilyScientific NameAuthorYearCommon Name
BalistidaeCanthidermis maculata(Bloch)1786Rough Triggerfish

Canthidermis maculata

Unique Characters: Scales above pectoral-fin base and just behind gill slit not enlarged and not especially well separated, not forming a flexible tympanum. Cheek evenly scaled, without prominent naked longitudinal grooves. Mouth terminal. Dorsal-fin rays 23-25. Anal-fin rays 20-22. Pectoral-fin rays 13-15. Body depth 36-45% standard length in specimens larger than 15 cm standard length.

Similar Species: Ocean Triggerfish Canthidermis sufflamen. Scales above pectoral-fin base and just behind gill slit not enlarged and not especially well separated, not forming a flexible tympanum. Cheek evenly scaled, without prominent naked longitudinal grooves. Mouth terminal. Dorsal-fin rays 25-28 (usually 26 or 27). Anal-fin rays 23-25. Pectoral-fin rays 15 or 16. Body depth 47-63% standard length in specimens larger than 15 cm standard length.

Canthidermis sufflamen
Ocean Triggerfish – Canthidermis sufflamen

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