Nesting, eggs and larvae of triggerfishes (Balistidae)


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).

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  • Reef fish spawning
  • Balistapus undulatus
  • Pseudobalistes flavimarginatus
  • Fish eggs
  • Fish larvae
  • Guarding
  • Lunar cycle