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  1. 2. Triggerfish Love Pacheco Marine Biology 2008
  2. 3. Scientific Classification <ul><li>Hawaiian Name: </li></ul><ul><li>Black Triggerfish (Humuhumu’ele’ele) </li></ul><ul><li>Picasso Triggerfish (Humuhumunukunukuapua’a) </li></ul><ul><li>Species: </li></ul><ul><li>Melichthys Niger / Rhinecanthas Aculeatus </li></ul><ul><li>Phylum: </li></ul><ul><li>Chordata </li></ul>
  3. 4. <ul><li>Class: </li></ul><ul><li>Actinopterygii </li></ul><ul><li>Order: </li></ul><ul><li>Tetraodontiformes </li></ul><ul><li>Family: </li></ul><ul><li>Balistidae </li></ul>Scientific Classification
  4. 5. Habitat <ul><li>Warm Coastal Waters </li></ul><ul><li>Atlantic </li></ul><ul><li>Mediterranean </li></ul><ul><li>Indo-Pacific </li></ul><ul><li>Coral Reef </li></ul><ul><li>Lagoons </li></ul>
  5. 6. Distinctive Characteristics <ul><li>General Colors: Molten Browns, Yellows, and Grays </li></ul><ul><li>Queen Triggerfish: Strikingly Blue, Green, Yellow </li></ul><ul><li>Avg. Length: 1 foot </li></ul><ul><li>Rough Skin and Laterally Compressed Bodies </li></ul>
  6. 7. Behavioral Characteristics <ul><li>Aggressive </li></ul><ul><li>Territorial </li></ul><ul><li>Solitary </li></ul><ul><li>Diurnal </li></ul>
  7. 8. Feeding Niche <ul><li>Coral Reef </li></ul><ul><li>Crustaceans </li></ul><ul><li>Large Zooplankton </li></ul><ul><li>Algae </li></ul><ul><li>Omnivorous </li></ul>
  8. 9. Predators <ul><li>Sharks </li></ul><ul><li>Amberjacks </li></ul><ul><li>Groupers </li></ul>
  9. 10. Defense Mechanisms <ul><li>Fading </li></ul><ul><li>Grunting </li></ul><ul><li>Locking of Spines </li></ul>
  10. 11. THE END <ul><li>“ Triggerfish.&quot; Wikipedia . 25 April 2008. 9 May 2008 <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Triggerfish>. </li></ul><ul><li>“ Triggerfish.” The Columbia Encyclopedia, 6th ed. New York: Columbia University Press, 2001–07. 10 May 2008 <www.bartleby.com/65/>. </li></ul><ul><li>Fenner, Bob. &quot;Triggerfishes of the Genus Melichthys .&quot; Wet Web Media . 1 May 2008. 11 May 2008 <http://www.wetwebmedia.com/marine/fishes/triggers/melichthys/index.htm>. </li></ul><ul><li>Hauter, Debbie & Stan. “Picasso Triggerfish.“About.com. 2 January 2008. 11 May 2008 <http://saltaquarium.about.com/cs/triggerfishcare/p/propicassotrigg.htm>. </li></ul><ul><li>Shiino, Sueo M. &quot;List of Common Names of Fishes of the World, Those Prevailing among English-speaking Nations.&quot; Science Report of Shima Marineland #4 1976:262. </li></ul>

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