Clown trigger fish is beautiful, but highly aggressive
The clown trigger is a stocky fish that grows up to 50cm (almost 20 inches) in length. It is found in the Indian Ocean and the Pacific Ocean. Usually solitary, the fish will shy away from scuba divers and larger creatures, although it can become notoriously aggressive when defending a territory. They have powerful jaws and teeth that can cause a serious injury if the fish is threatened. Like all triggerfish, agitating them should be avoided. This fish was casually swimming over the coral in search of mollusks and crustaceans, its primary diet. The unique patterns and colours of the clown triggerfish make it a delight for underwater enthusiasts to see or record.