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Sufflamen bursa Boomerang Triggerfish, Boomerang Trigger-fish, Lei Triggerfish, Reef Triggerfish, Scimitar Triggerfish, Scythe Triggerfish


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lexID:
1973 
AphiaID:
219894 
Scientific:
Sufflamen bursa 
German:
Bumerang-Drückerfisch, Weißbauch-Drückerfisch 
English:
Boomerang Triggerfish, Boomerang Trigger-fish, Lei Triggerfish, Reef Triggerfish, Scimitar Triggerfish, Scythe Triggerfish 
Category:
Triggerfishes 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Tetraodontiformes (Order) > Balistidae (Family) > Sufflamen (Genus) > bursa (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Bloch & Schneider, ), 1801 
Occurrence:
(the) Maldives, American Samoa, Australia, Christmas Islands, Cook Islands, Coral sea, East Africa, Fiji, Great Barrier Reef, Hawaii, Indo Pacific, Japan, Lord Howe Island, Marquesas Islands, Mozambique, New Caledonia, New South Wales (Australia), Niue, Norfolk Island, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Pitcairn Islands, Queensland (Australia), Réunion , Samoa, Somalia, South-Africa, Taiwan, Tansania, Tasman Sea, the Andaman Sea, The Chagos Archipelago (the Chagos Islands), the Cocos Islands / Keeling Islands, the Seychelles, the Society Islands, Tonga, Vanuatu, Vietnam, Western Australia 
Sea depth:
3 - 90 Meter 
Size:
up to 9.84" (25 cm) 
Temperature:
75.2 °F - 82.4 °F (24°C - 28°C) 
Food:
Algae, Clam meat, Clams, Crabs, Crustaceans, Fish eggs, Food specialist, Invertebrates, Mysis, Schrimps, Sea squirts, Sea urchins, Shrimps, Snails, Starfishs, Worms 
Tank:
395.96 gal (~ 1800L) 
Difficulty:
Only for advanced aquarists 
Offspring:
Not available as offspring 
Toxicity:
Toxic hazard unknown 
CITES:
Not evaluated 
Red List:
Not evaluated (NE) 
Related species at
Catalog of Life:
 
Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2018-10-13 17:13:38 

Husbandry

(Bloch & Schneider, 1801)

Inhabits clear inner and outer reef habitats from exposed algae reef flats to deep along drop-offs. Occur in seaward reefs below the surge zone. Feed on crabs, bivalves, gastropods, algae, echinoids, tunicates, worms, eggs, and detritus.

Synonymised names:
Balistes bursa Bloch & Schneider, 1801
Hemibalistes bursa (Bloch & Schneider, 1801)

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