Trigger Fish

Regular price $189.00

Texas Gulf waters hold two kinds of Triggers, the gray and the Queen. This Gyotaku Japanese trophy fish print is one of the more colorful Queen triggerfish. This fish has two very unusual distinguishing characteristics. First is its mouth, while it is too small in proportion to its body, its teeth are huge! The teeth are squarely shaped and look more like teeth belonging to a Billy goat. Cleverly designed to browse barnacles and other attached organisms, the teeth are a comical profile in the fish print. Second to the teeth is the trigger, or rather a long, thick dorsal spine that sits almost directly above the fish’s eye. The profile of the triggerfish makes this fish one of artist Sandy Margret’s favorites and is a great addition to an offshore species collection..