Blackpatch Triggerfish (species: Rhinecanthus verrucosus) in Lizard Island Field Guide (Lizard Island Field Guide)
Rhinecanthus verrucosus
Blackpatch Triggerfish

©Andy Lewis: Blackpatch Triggerfish at Lizard Island.

©Anne Hoggett: Blackpatch Triggerfish at Lizard Island
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Actinopterygii
Order Tetraodontiformes
Family Balistidae
Genus Rhinecanthus
Species Rhinecanthus verrucosus



Distinguishing features

Distinguishing features still need to be specified.


  • From 1 cm to 23 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.