Halfmoon triggerfish

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Halfmoon triggerfish
Sufflamen chrysopterum.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Tetraodontiformes
Family: Balistidae
Genus: Sufflamen
Species: S. chrysopterum
Binomial name
Sufflamen chrysopterum
(Bloch & J. G. 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 is often found around coral looking for small invertebrates, like crustaceans and worms, on which it feeds.

The Halfmoon picassofish species is often also named Halfmoon triggerfish.

The Halfmoon triggerfish is a solitary fish.