Blue Jigsaw Trigger Fish

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Description of the Blue Jigsaw Trigger Fish

The Blue Jigsaw Trigger Fish is also known as the Rippled Triggerfish, Yellow spotted Triggerfish or Blue Line Trigger. It is an aggressive fish and can bite, in fact it is considered one of the most aggressive and territorial trigger fish. It requires a large tank and is extremely hardy although not recommended for the beginner due to its aggressive behaviour.

Popular Name: Blue Jigsaw Trigger Fish
Species: Pseudobalistes fuscus

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Blue Jigsaw Trigger Fish

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Profile of the Blue Jigsaw Trigger Fish
This Profile contains interesting facts and information about the Blue Jigsaw Trigger Fish species.

  • Size: Up to 55cm

  • Fish Tank conditions: Temp 25 to 27 Degrees. PH 8.1 to 8.4

  • Diet / Feeding: Small Shellfish, Small Crustaceans

  • Temperament: Aggressive

  • Habitat: Marine Reef Dwellers at depths of up to 50m

  • Behaviour: Very destructive fish! It requires a large tank and is strong enough to cause damage to filters, move rocks and bite!

  • Range: Red Sea, Indian Ocean, Pacific Ocean

Scientific Classification of the Blue Jigsaw Trigger Fish
Definition: Scientific classification, or biological classification, is how biologists group and categorize species of organisms with shared physical characteristics. Scientific classification belongs to the science of taxonomy.

  • Species: Pseudobalistes fuscus

  • Popular Name: Blue Jigsaw Triggerfish - Rippled Triggerfish

  • Kingdom: Animalia

  • Phylum: Chordata

  • Class: Actinopterygii

  • Order: Tetraodontiformes

  • Family: Balistidae

Interesting Facts and Information - How do you identify the sex of a Blue Jigsaw Trigger Fish?
The males and females of many fish species have different colors or different shaped bodies. But there are also other fish species where there is no visible difference. Its sometimes tricky being an ichthyologist!


Interesting Facts and Information - Why are Blue Jigsaw Trigger Fish slimy?
Blue Jigsaw Trigger Fish secrete a type of mucus, or slime, from their skin. This slime provides protection against parasites and infections and helps the Blue Jigsaw Trigger Fish to move through the water faster. Some fish species also release toxins in their slime which ward off enemy attacks. Other fish species use their slime to feed their young.

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Why do Blue Jigsaw Trigger Fish have gills?
Gills enable the Blue Jigsaw Trigger Fish to breathe. Gills consist of thin sheets of tissue containing blood vessels. As water passes over the gills oxygen is absorbed into the blood stream Carbon dioxide passes out into the water. The gills are protected by a large bony plate called an operculum. Some fish species however have lungs and breathe air.

 

Interesting Facts and Information - Why do the Blue Jigsaw Trigger Fish have fins?
A fin is an external appendage or "limb" of a fish. Fins are used for directing, stabilizing, or propelling the different fish species in water. Numbers of fins vary between fish species, but there are usually seven. Each of the fins on a fish are designed to perform a specific function:

  • Dorsal fins - The dorsal fin is located on the backs of fishes. The Blue Jigsaw Trigger Fish has Dorsal fins to lend stability in swimming.

  • Ventral fins. The ventral fin is located on the pelvic area of fishes. The Blue Jigsaw Trigger Fish has Ventral fins to lend stability in swimming.

  • Caudal fins. The Caudal fin is located on the tail area of fishes. The Blue Jigsaw Trigger Fish has Caudal fins to propel through the water.

  • Pectoral fins. The Pectoral fin is located on the breast area of fishes. The Blue Jigsaw Trigger Fish has Pectoral fins to for locomotion and side to side movement

Interesting Facts and Information about Blue Jigsaw Trigger Fish

Blue Jigsaw Trigger Fish

  • Interesting Information about Blue Jigsaw Trigger Fish

  • Facts about Fish Species - Why are Blue Jigsaw Trigger Fish slimy?

  • Why do the Blue Jigsaw Trigger Fish have gills?

  • Facts about Fish Species - Why do the Blue Jigsaw Trigger Fish have fins?

  • Species: Pseudobalistes fuscus

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