Rare grey triggerfish back in Dutch estuary


This is a grey triggerfish video.

Translated from the report by Dutch marine biologists of ANEMOON:

Sunday, September 2, 2012

The grey triggerfish occurs rarely in the Zeeland Delta in the Netherlands. In the summers of 2004-2007 year there were small numbers of these tropically looking fish in the Oosterschelde. Also in the North Sea then with some regularity triggerfish were observed. Then things became very quiet around this species. In recent weeks there are four different reports of the grey triggerfish in the central Oosterschelde waters. So, this means joy for recreational divers, because although ‘grey’ is often seen as boring, this is an especially beautiful fish!

The grey triggerfish (Balistes capriscus) is a high-bodied, laterally flattened ray-finned, species with a thick scaly skin. It may grow to 75 centimeter, nearly six kilogram and 13-years-old.

5 thoughts on “Rare grey triggerfish back in Dutch estuary

  1. Pingback: New tubeworm species discovery in the Netherlands | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  2. Pingback: Dutch sea slugs update | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  3. Pingback: Seahorse in Zeeland, the Netherlands | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  4. Pingback: Squid swiming in the Netherlands, video | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  5. Pingback: New tubeworm species discovery in the Netherlands | Dear Kitty. Some blog

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.