The clown triggerfish gets its name because of its unusual coloring and pattern. The clown triggerfish’s lips are bright orange.
The jaws of the clown triggerfish are extremely powerful. They can break open the shells of mollusks and crabs, which they eat. This characteristic is not the result of chance, random processes of evolution; it is the result of design by this creature’s Creator.
CLASS: Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes)
ORDER: Tetraodontiformes (cowfishes, filefishes, leatherjackets,
puffers, triggerfishes, and trunkfishes)
FAMILY: Balistidae (triggerfishes)
GENUS/SPECIES: Balistoides conspicillum
Size: Up to 20 in (50 cm)
Depth: 3–250 ft (1–75 m)
Diet: Sea urchins, mollusks, and crustaceans
Habitat: Tropical waters of the Pacific Ocean