Geographic Range: Australia, Indonesia, Sumatra
Indo-Pacific: East Africa south to Durban, South Africa and east through Indonesia to Samoa, north to southern Japan and south to New Caledonia. Habitat: Lives in tropical, brackish waters on the inner and outer regions of coral reefs Diet: Carnivorous feeding on squid, sea urchins, crabs, crustaceans, mollusks, krill, clams, small fish and hard-shelled shrimp to help wear down their ever growing teeth. Fun Fact: When hiding from predators, triggerfish lock themselves into small openings with their trigger fin and bite down on coral or rock to ensure their safety.
As very aggressive fish, they may even dominate over each other. The dominant will continue to display its colors among the reef while the submissive will turn greyish-white and hide in the coral and rocks.