Rhinecanthus aculeatus


Blackbar triggerfish HJC
Characteristic features:
Colour:

Head tan, body blackish brown with tan patches, pale below, two pairs of oblique, white bars near anal fin, orange stripes from mouth to below pectoral fin.

Size:

Up to 25 cm TL.

Distribution:

Indo–West Pacific in tropical waters.

Habitat:

Reef flats and lagoons, to 4 m depth.

Biology:

Feeds on algae, live corals, crustaceans, sea urchins, worms and smaller fishes.

Indonesian fisheries:

Caught by gillnets, traps and drive-in nets.

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