An adult picassofish swims near a reef

The brightly-colored picassofish is a type of triggerfish that lives in the Indo-Pacific ocean regions. Its markings include distinctive lines and spots. Its body is flat and deep with small eyes and pectoral fins and a few spines near the tail.

Adult piccasofish live in coral reefs along the sandy bottom. Juveniles prefer swimming near the surface. The species is aggressively territorial. When eggs are laid in the sand or in algae, the female of the species guards them for the first 1/2 day or so.

Piccasofish typically eat sea urchins, shrimp, crabs and other crustaceans and invertebrates, and some will vertically tip up on their nose in order to blow sand to see prey.


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