Clown Triggerfish (species: Balistoides conspicillum) in Lizard Island Field Guide (Lizard Island Field Guide)
Balistoides conspicillum
Clown Triggerfish

©Lyle Vail: Clown Triggerfish on the outer edge of No Name Reef near Lizard Island

©Anne Hoggett: Balistoides conspicillum¬†about 40 cm long at Yonge Reef
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Actinopterygii
Order Tetraodontiformes
Family Balistidae
Genus Balistoides
Species Balistoides conspicillum



Distinguishing features

Distinguishing features still need to be specified.


  • Size data has not been obtained.

Depth range

  • Depth range data is not yet available.



©Atlas of Living Australia: Australian distribution

Local abundance

  • Lizard Island: Rarely seen
  • Outer reefs near Lizard Island: Frequently seen on outer reef slopes

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.
  • Meyer, D.L. (1985). Evolutionary implications of predation on recent comatulid crinoids from the Great Barrier Reef, Paleobiology, 11(2): 154-164. LIRS catalog number 167.