Halfmoon Picasso Triggerfish

(Rhinecanhus lunula)

Rhinecanthus lunula is the scientific name for the Halfmoon Picasso triggerfish, a species of triggerfish found in the Indo-Pacific region. Here are some key features and information about Rhinecanthus lunula:

  1. Appearance: These triggerfish are known for their striking coloration and patterns. They have a vibrant blue-green body with bold white lines and spots resembling abstract art, hence their common name “Picasso triggerfish.”
  2. Size: They typically grow to around 10 inches (25 cm) in length.
  3. Distribution: Rhinecanthus lunula is native to the tropical and subtropical waters of the Indo-Pacific region, including the Red Sea, East Africa, and the Hawaiian Islands.
  4. Habitat: They inhabit coral reefs and lagoons, often found in areas with rich coral growth and abundant hiding places among rocks and crevices.
  5. Behavior: Picasso triggerfish are territorial and can be aggressive, especially towards other triggerfish and similar-looking species. They are omnivorous, feeding on a variety of small invertebrates, algae, and occasionally small fish.