The starry triggerfish (Abalistes stellaris), or flat-tailed triggerfish, or chicken fish, is a tropical, harmless, oviparous bottom dweller, characterized by some white spots along the spinal dark band. The tail is dorsoventral and looks very thin, when looked upon in profile. There is a deep groove in front of the eye. The background colour is grey with olivegreen spots. Its mitochondrial DNA has been sequenced by the University of Tokyo, Japan.