14/50.- Red Sea, scuba diving, blue triggerfish


This is a Blue Triggerfish (pseudobAlistes fuscus). This fish can grow up to lengths of 75 cm. It is considered a dangerous species also. Divers need to keep their distance from triggerfishes, they are known to have attacked divers with their painful blows and powerful bites.

Triggerfishes eat shellfish, crustaceans and other bottom dwellers, including sea urchins. They are usually spotted alone, but it is not strange to see them in couples. These elliptic fishes look almost alike the Filefish.

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