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Queen Trigger Fish Mounts - You can easily order through this website or call us if you prefer. GFM individually handcrafts each defined and detailed fish replica by hand, one-at-a-time. Every fish reproduction is perfectly airbrushed to resemble each species' most noticeable and distinct color patterns.
By combining the best prices, unmatched quality while supporting and promoting the practice of catch-and-release fishing, Global Fish Mounts continues to be the go-to company for all Freshwater and Saltwater fish mounts. We offer most sizes and species of any fish, including the Queen Trigger Fish seen here.
Variety of Sizes Available: Global Fish Mounts offers mounts of Queen Trigger Fish in a wide variety of different sizes. The models and sizes displayed on this page represent recently produced mounts. As we continuously add more sizes to our product list, and if you do not see the size you are looking for, or simply need more details about the process, please contact us by calling 954-942.1417 or Email: email@example.com.
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Common names for this fish are queen triggerfish, ol'wife, old wife, triggerfish, and turbot.
The Queen triggerfish is found in the eastern Atlantic Ocean from Ascension, Cape Verde, and Azores, ranging south to southern Angola. In the western Atlantic, it resides in waters from Canada to Massachusetts and the northern Gulf of Mexico to southeastern Brazil. This species is found over rocky bottoms and often associated with reefs. It forms schools but may also be observed solitary over sandy and grassy habitats. The queen triggerfish lives at depths from 7-902 feet, however it is more commonly seen at 10-98 feet.
The queen triggerfish is a large oval-shaped, laterally-compressed fish with small eyes located toward the top of the head. The anterior dorsal fin possesses two spines used to lock the fish into a crevice during the night. The first one locks and the second spine unlocks. This prevents predators from pulling them free or swallowing the fish and is responsible for the common name, "triggerfish". In addition, queen triggerfish have special membranes located just posterior to the pectoral fins which are used to produce a throbbing sound that is audible to most other fish as a warning to stay away. The posterior dorsal fin is large and triangular while the caudal fin is crescent-shaped. The upper and lower rays of the caudal fin exist as long trailing filaments. It is capable of moving its eyes independent of each other. The sexes have similar morphology and coloration while juveniles often have shorter fins and are paler in color than the adults. Queen triggerfish have distinctive coloration of greenish to bluish gray along the back, orange-yellow on the lower portion of the head and abdomen, with two wide diagonal curved bright blue bands extending from the snout to below and in front of the pectoral fins. The lower band is continuous with a blue ring around the lips. There is also a broad blue bar across the caudal peduncle and blue sub-marginal bands in median fins. The mouth is small with strong jaws that contain strong incisor-like specialized teeth used to chisel holes of hard-shelled prey items. Reaching a maximum total length of 23.6 inches, the queen triggerfish is more commonly reported at total lengths of approximately 11.8 inches. The maximum reported published weight of this species is 12 pounds. Queen triggerfish reach maturity at 9-11 inches fork length and have a lifespan of at least 7 years and possibly up to 13 years.
Whether you choose to supply your own photos or not, the same care and attention to detail will be given in crafting and painting your mount. Unmatched attention to detail, high quality materials and only the best equipment in the hands of world-class artists using advanced techniques equals a finished product found nowhere else.