Arabian Picassofish

The Arabian Picassofish is a beautifully colored fish that inhabits lagoons and seaward reefs. It is a very territorial and wary fish, never straying far from shelter. It can be seen when scuba diving or snorkeling in the Red Sea and Persian Gulf. The markings include striking bold stripes around the eyes. The artistic look of the fish gives it its unique common name.

Blog post about the Scubadorable Arabian Picassofish: Fun Facts About the Arabian Picassofish.

Details & Statistics

Added to Scubadorable
Aug 3, 2008
Scientific Name
Rhinecanthus assasi
Also known as
Picassofish, Arabian Picasso Triggerfish, Assasi Triggerfish
Persian Gulf, Red Sea
11 to 12 inches
3 to 82 feet

International Names

German (Deutsch)
Arabischer Picasso-Drückerfisch
Danish (Dansk)
Arabisk Picassofisk
Spanish (Español)
Ballesta Picasso
Finnish (Suomi)
French (Français)
Baliste Picasso
Italian (Italiano)
Balestra Picasso
Dutch (Nederlands)
Swedish (Svenska)
Arabisk Picassofisk
Chinese (汉语)

Cute Arabian Picassofish Gifts

Cute Cartoon Picassofish Dive Flag Luggage Tag – This design shows our cute Scubadorable Arabian Picassofish in front of a dive flag. This will make a great gift for scuba divers and picassofish trigger fish lovers. View on Zazzle
Cute Arabian Picassofish Tie – This Arabian Picassofish is too cute. This reef triggerfish can be found in the Red Sea and Persian gulf and is a real treat for scuba... View on Zazzle
Arabian Picassofish Label – The Clownfish is an orange and white fish also known as the Anemonefish. This is our cute cartoon version of this popular and familiar fish. You... View on Zazzle