Melichthys niger


Black triggerfish MEN
Characteristic features:
Colour:

Body black, soft dorsal and anal fins black with bluish white bases, caudal fin uniformly black.

Size:

Up to 32 cm TL.

Distribution:

Circumglobal in tropical waters.

Habitat:

Coral reefs, to 75 m depth.

Indonesian fisheries:

Caught by gillnets, handlines and drive-in nets.

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