Sargassum Triggerfish in Cozumel, Mexico
The sargassum triggerfish (Xanthichthys ringens) is a shy fish and the least aggressive among the triggers you’ll see diving with us on the beautiful reefs of Cozumel! They’re FUN to watch and difficult to photograph because they are so nervous. Point a camera at them and they’re sure to head for the safety of a hole in the rocks!
The sargassum triggerfish is sometimes referred to as a red tail triggerfish because of the red markings in its caudal fin (tail). They can grow to about 10 inches long.
Underwater photo by L. Scott Harrell taken while scuba diving in Cozumel, Mexico.