Yellowmargin Triggerfish, Black-spotted Triggerfish, Green Triggerfish, White Trigger, Yellow-bordered Triggerfish, Yellowface Triggerfish
Pseudobalistes flavimarginatus, Adult, Bali, Indonesia, Photo: Ian Shaw
Pseudobalistes flavimarginatus, Juvenile, Bali, Indonesia, Photo: Ian Shaw
Pseudobalistes flavimarginatus, Juvenile, NSW, Australia, Photo: Tom Davis
Apricot-coloured face, dark stripes behind eye, blotched grey body, and yellow margin to dorsal, anal and tail fins. Juveniles tend towards yellow.
Max Size: 60 cm
Sea Temperature Range: 22.0-31.4°C
Habitat: Coral Reef, Rocky Reef
Habitat Generalisation Index: 2.4
Also referred to as the SGI (Species generalisation index), this describes the habitat niche breadth of the species.
Species with values less than 15 are found in a relatively narrow range of reef habitat types (specialists), while those over 25 may be found on most
hard substrates within their range (generalists). Learn more here
IUCN Threat Status: Not Evaluated
Occurrence: Infrequent (3% of sites)
Occurrence describes how often the species is found on surveys within its distribution.
It is calculated as the % of reef sites surveyed by RLS divers across all the ecoregions in which the species has been observed
Abundance: Few (4 per transect)
Abundance is calculated as the average number of individuals recorded per RLS transect, where present.
Edit by: extract from RD Stuart-Smith, GJ Edgar, AJ Green, IV Shaw. 2015. Tropical Marine Fishes of Australia. Reed New Holland