Although the genus Rhinecanthus contains seven known species, the so-called “Mauritian Triggerfish” has not, to our knowledge, been imported into the U.S. before. House of Fins of Greenwich, CT secured this colorful specimen, and will have it on hand for their 54th Anniversary sale and speaker event this weekend.
With its predominant yellow body coloration, Rhinecanthus cinereus is distinct from the other members of its genus. Hailing from the Western Indian Ocean, this fish is reported to reach a maximum size of about 6-1/2 inches, and appears to display the same relatively easygoing demeanor as the other members of its genus. Image above is from a Mauritius triggerfish that was imported to Japan by B-Box Aquarium.