Rhinesomus triqueter

Smooth trunkfish | Lactophrys triqueter
Rhinesomus triqueter
Rhinesomus triqueter, Bocas del Toro, Panama, Photo: Rick Stuart-Smith
Rhinesomus triqueter
Rhinesomus triqueter, Bonaire, Photo: Rick Stuart-Smith
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Rhinesomus triqueter
Rhinesomus triqueter

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Temperate northern Atlantic, Tropical Atlantic/Caribbean


Body brown to blackish with numerous small white spots. Bases of fins and lips black, narrow white terminal edge of caudal fin.


Max Size: 47 cm

Sea Temperature Range: 22.9-30.9°C

Depth: 0-50m

Habitat Generalization Index: N/A

Also referred to as the SGI (Species Generalisation Index), this describes the habitat niche breadth of the species. Species with values less than 15 are found in a relatively narrow range of reef habitat types (specialists), while those over 25 may be found on most hard substrates within their range (generalists). Learn more here.

Conservation and Rarity

IUCN Status: Not Evaluated

Occurrence: Frequent (19.9% of sites)

Occurrence describes how often the species is found on surveys within its distribution. It is calculated as the % of reef sites surveyed by RLS divers across all the ecoregions in which the species has been observed

Abundance: Solitary (1 per transect)

Abundance is calculated as the average number of individuals recorded per RLS transect, where present.