Queen Triggerfish are found on rocky and coral reefs throughout much of the Atlantic Ocean, but are mostly caught in the Caribbean Sea. They grow at moderate to fast rates, reach sexual maturity at an early age, and can release millions of eggs.
There is little information about the abundance of this species. Management regulations for the U.S. Caribbean include gear and area restrictions, and annual catch limits.
Queen Triggerfish are caught with pots/traps and hook and line gear. The fisheries have moderate levels of bycatch.