Canthidermis macrolepis (Boulenger, 1888)
Largescale triggerfish
photo by Field, R.

Family:  Balistidae (Triggerfishes)
Max. size:  60 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic; marine
Distribution:  Indo-West Pacific: Red Sea, Arabian Sea, northern South China Sea, Japan and Micronesia.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 3-3; Dorsal soft rays (total): 23-26; Anal spines: 0-0; Anal soft rays: 21-23. Caudal fin of adults double emarginate with produced lobes; juveniles with rounded caudal fin.
Biology:  Enters the shallows to lay eggs in a nest in sand (Ref. 11441).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 11 January 2022 Ref. (130435)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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