Starry Triggerfish (species: Abalistes stellatus) in Lizard Island Field Guide (Lizard Island Field Guide)
Abalistes stellatus
Starry Triggerfish

©Anne Hoggett: Abalistes stellatus at Watson's Bay, Lizard Island.

©Anne Hoggett: Abalistes stellatus at the lagoon bommie, Lizard Island

©Anne Hoggett: One of five individuals of Abalistes stellatus at Cobia Hole, Lizard Island (20170826).
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Actinopterygii
Order Tetraodontiformes
Family Balistidae
Genus Abalistes
Species Abalistes stellatus



Distinguishing features

Distinguishing features still need to be specified.


  • Up to 60 cm (Length of specimen)

Depth range

  • Depth range data is not yet available.



©Atlas of Living Australia: Australian distribution

Local abundance

  • Lizard Island: Uncommon

Web resources


  • Bray, R.A., T.H. Cribb and J.-L. Justine (2009). New observations on the genus Hypocreadium Ozaki (Digenea: Lepocreadiidae) in the Indo-West Pacific region, including the description of one new species, Zootaxa, 2110: 22-40. LIRS catalog number 1224.
  • Tang, D., D. Uyeno and K. Nagasawa (2011). Parasitic copepods of the family Taeniacanthidae (Crustacea) from triggerfishes (Teleostei, Balistidae) and filefishes (Teleostei, Monacanthidae) collected in the Indo-West Pacific region with descriptions of two new species of Taeniacanthus Sumpf, 1871. Zootaxa, 3103: 33-56. LIRS catalog number 1473.