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A Queen Trigger fish trophy fish mount from Gray Taxidermy is handcrafted in the U.S. We combine over fifty years of experience and skilled craftsmanship to ensure that your custom trophy mount exceeds your expectations of what a perfect custom fish mount should look like.
Our skilled artists take pride in capturing the rich beauty and realism of nature that each unique marine species bring. A fish mount from Gray Taxidermy will capture and commemorate a memory of a life time. We are able to transform raw materials into the ultimate representation of an angler's most notable achievement.
Great attention to detail and true craftsmanship is our motto while we continue to serve customers around the world. Gray Taxidermy goes to great lengths to ensure the precise color and characteristics are resembled in your custom fish mount.
Before leaving our facility, each custom fish mount is thoroughly inspected to ensure our goal of 100% customer satisfaction.
If you want to complete your trophy wall with a unique action scene by adding baitfish along your mount, we have a variety of baitfish mounts to choose from.
- Available Sizes: Please call for info
- Details: Fired-Enamel Glass Eye
- Product Options: Wood Plaque, Custom Base, 360°
Scientific Name: Balistes vetula
Size: Reaching a maximum total length of 23.6 inches (60.0 cm), the queen triggerfish is more commonly reported at total lengths of approximately 11.8 inches (30.0 cm). The maximum reported published weight of this species is 12 pounds (5.44 kg).
Location & Habitat: 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 (2-275 m), however it is more commonly seen at 10-98 feet (3-30 m).
Description: The Queen Triggerfish comes from the reefs of the Caribbean Ocean, and is a very striking fish that will add a new dimension of color and shape to the large marine fish only aquarium. They are triangularly shaped, and are mostly yellow and green, with an interesting pattern of lines circling their eyes. Their fins are blue to purple in color and the tail is forked.
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.
Fish Molding Process
We have and continue to travel the world to make our one of a kind molds as they are a vital part in order to handcraft the most popular fish mounts on the market. Our patented molds are then used to create the various fish models from which we can reproduce the life-like fish trophy mounts.
We do not extend, shorten or modify an existing model to fulfill an order. Instead we use one of the over 10,000 models of various sizes and species available. And we can ofcourse customize the mount to fulfill your needs and we are confident that we can build your custom fish mount regardless of inch increment or fish species.
We build one fish at a time to match the length, girth, and all of the specific characteristics and details only YOUR FISH displays. [Complete Molding Process]