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Species of Thailand

Halfmoon triggerfish

Binomial name: Sufflamen chrysopterum, Marcus Elieser Bloch & Johann Gottlob Theaenus Schneider, 1801

The Halfmoon triggerfish, Sufflamen chrysopterum, is a triggerfish of the tropical Indo-West Pacific area.

The Halfmoon triggerfish lives around seaward reefs and shallow lagoons. It is solitary and can often be seen swimming around coral looking for small animals, like crustaceans and worms, on which it feeds.

The Halfmoon picassofish species is often also named Halfmoon triggerfish.

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Scientific classification

Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Actinopterygii
Order
Tetraodontiformes
Family
Balistidae
Genus
Sufflamen
Species
Sufflamen chrysopterum
Halfmoon triggerfish

Halfmoon triggerfish

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Sufflamen chrysopterum

Sufflamen chrysopterum

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Range map of Sufflamen chrysopterum in Thailand

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