Arabian Picasso triggerfish


Arabian Picasso triggerfish

:"Picasso triggerfish redirects here. For Rhinecanthus aculeatus, see Lagoon triggerfish. For Rhinecanthus rectangulus see Reef triggerfish."

Taxobox
name = Arabian Picassofish


image_width = 240px
regnum = Animalia
phylum = Chordata
classis = Actinopterygii
ordo = Tetraodontiformes
familia = Balistidae
genus = "Rhinecanthus"
species = "R. assasi"
binomial = "Rhinecanthus assasi"
binomial_authority =
Also known simply as the Picassofish.

Range

Red Sea to the Persian gulf only. [FishBase_species|genus=Rhinecanthus|species=assasi|year=2007|month=5]

Description

Length up to 30cm, tan above and white below with blue stripes between and below the eyes.Lieske, E. and Myers, R.F. (2004) "Coral reef guide; Red Sea" London, HarperCollins ISBN 0-00-715986-2]

Diet

Sea urchins, crustaceans and other invertebrates.Siliotti, A. (2002) "fishes of the red sea" Verona, Geodia ISBN 88-87177-42-2]

Habitat

The Arabian Picassofish inhabits lagoons and seaward reefs from 1m to 25m depth, usually very territorial and wary, never straying far from shelter.

References


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