Wedgetail Triggerfish (species: Rhinecanthus rectangulus) in Lizard Island Field Guide (Lizard Island Field Guide)
Rhinecanthus rectangulus
Wedgetail Triggerfish

©Anne Hoggett: Rhinecanthus rectangulus at Cod Hole near Lizard Island
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Actinopterygii
Order Tetraodontiformes
Family Balistidae
Genus Rhinecanthus
Species Rhinecanthus rectangulus



Distinguishing features

Distinguishing features still need to be specified.


  • Up to 25 cm (Length of specimen)

Depth range

  • Depth range data is not yet available.



©Atlas of Living Australia: Australian distribution

Local abundance

  • Lizard Island area: Rare at Lizard Island. Commonly seen on the reef flat at Cod Hole.

Web resources


References that assist with identification

  • Allen, G., R. Steene, P. Humann and N. Deloach (2003). Reef fish identification: Tropical Pacific New World Publications Inc., Jacksonville, FL, USA.

Other references

  • Curtis, L. (2010). Haemogregarine blood parasites in triggerfish and surgeonfish: distribution, transmission & implications for their host fish, PhD thesis, University of Queensland. LIRS catalog number 1620.