Photos about triggerfishes (Balistidae), including triggerfish larvae and juveniles: Crosshatch triggerfish (X. mento) prefer cooler water between 65 and 74F. In warmer waters of the main Hawaiian Islands they are rare and mostly found singly or in pairs at depths exceeding 200 feet. In cooler waters of the Revillagigedo Islands they are common in shallow waters and form groups of multiple males and females (pictured).Adult crosshatch triggerfish.A titan triggerfish (Balistoides viridescens) breaks up coral to feed on hidden reef invertebrates under afternoon sunrays. Solomon Islands..A clown triggerfish (Balistoides conspicillum) races across the reef in the Solomon islands.Crosshatch triggerfish (Xanthichthys mento) trio (males have red tail) next to crevice in a sea cliff off Socorro.A juvenile redtoothed triggerfish or Niger triggerfish (Odonus niger). A niger trigger pair produces a gelatinous cluster of millions of eggs during the spawning season. Maybe one or two survive the 50 day old larval period in the open ocean to become a juvenile. Indonesia.Queen triggerfish (Balistes vetula) is the first triggerfish species to be bred in captivity. This feat was accomplished in 2009 by a research team headed by Dr. Andrew Rhyne, a scientist at New England Aquarium (NEAq) and Associate Professor at Roger Williams University (RWU). Indonesia.Juvenile yellowmargin triggerfish (P. flavimarginatus) (2.5 cm). Indonesia.Niger trigger (Odonus niger).Niger trigger (Odonus niger) near the surface on a rainy day in Raja Ampat, Indonesia.Orange-lined triggerfish (Balistapus undulatus) eye. Philippines.Flagtail triggerfish (Sufflamen chrysopterus). Philippines.Titan triggerfish (Balistoides viridescens) protecting its nest. Palau.Yellow-edged lyretail (Variola loutiorange) eating a lined triggerfish (Balistapus undulatus). Palau.Motion blur of Yellowmargin triggerfish (Pseudobalistes flavimarginatus).Blue tiggerfish (Pseudobalistes fuscus) juvenile in the Solomon Islands.