Triggerfishes construct nests by excavating depressions in sand. Eggs are laid in an adhesive mass and anchored with rubble. A photograph of a newly-hatched embryo is included.
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Lobel, P.S., Johannes, R.E. Nesting, eggs and larvae of triggerfishes (Balistidae). Environ Biol Fish 5, 251–252 (1980). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF00005359
- Reef fish spawning
- Balistapus undulatus
- Pseudobalistes flavimarginatus
- Fish eggs
- Fish larvae
- Lunar cycle