Eye-stripe Triggerfish, Sufflamen chrysopterum (Bloch & Schneider 1801)

Other Names: Black Triggerfish, Black Trigger-fish, Blue-throated Triggerfish, Flagtail Triggerfish, Golden Finned Trigger, Golden Finned Triggerfish, Halfmoon Triggerfish, Half-moon Triggerfish, Half-moon Trigger-fish, Yellowstreak Triggerfish

An Eye-stripe Triggerfish, Sufflamen chrysopterum, in the Solitary Islands, New South Wales. Source: Rick Stuart-Smith / Reef Life Survey. License: CC BY Attribution

A pale yellowish-brown to brown triggerfish with a narrow whitish to bluish or yellowish-orange bar below the rear of the eye, a yellowish-brown triangle edged in white on the tail, and sometimes a bluish chin and belly.
Small juveniles are dark brown above and white below with a dark horseshoe-shaped mark on the tail.

Cite this page as:
Dianne J. Bray, Sufflamen chrysopterum in Fishes of Australia, accessed 12 Jul 2020,

Quick Facts

CAAB Code:37465079

Depth:1-30 m

Habitat:Reef associated

Max Size:22 cm TL

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