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Xanthichthys auromarginatus 01 by Line1.jpg
Xanthichthys auromarginatus
Sargassum triggerfish Xanthichthys ringens.jpg
Xanthichthys ringens
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Tetraodontiformes
Family: Balistidae
Genus: Xanthichthys
Kaup, 1856
Type species
Balistes curassavicus
J. F. Gmelin, 1789

Xanthichthys is a genus of triggerfishes native to reef environments in the western Atlantic Ocean, Indian Ocean and Pacific Ocean.


There are currently six recognized species in this genus:[1][2]


  1. ^ Matsuura, K. (2014): Taxonomy and systematics of tetraodontiform fishes: a review focusing primarily on progress in the period from 1980 to 2014. Ichthyological Research, 62 (1): 72-113.
  2. ^ Froese, Rainer, and Daniel Pauly, eds. (2012). Species of Xanthichthys in FishBase. October 2012 version.
  3. ^ Pyle, R.L. & Earle, J.L. (2013): Xanthichthys greenei, a new species of triggerfish (Balistidae) from the Line Islands. Biodiversity data journal, 1: e994.