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- n. Plural form of triggerfish.
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Filefishes (Family Monacanthidae), triggerfishes (Family Balistidae), trunkfishes (Family Ostraciidae), and porcupinefishes (Family Diodontidae), have evolved interesting solutions to this problem.
Filefishes and triggerfishes have spines on their backs that they can extend to make themselves more difficult to swallow.
Pufferfishes, filefishes, triggerfishes, and butterflyfishes (Family Chaetodonidae) actively consume individual coral polyps.