Rhinecanthus rectangulus


Wedgetail triggerfish
Characteristic features:
Colour:

Tan to brown above, whitish below, a large oblique black band from eye to anal-fin base, a blue stripe over upper lip, a red line along pectoral fin base, two yellow v-shaped marks on posterior body, followed by a black wedge-shaped mark on caudal peduncle.

Size:

Up to 25 cm TL.

Distribution:

Indo–West Pacific in tropical waters.

Habitat:

Shallow outer reefs, to 12 m depth.

Biology:

Feeds on sponges, algae, crustaceans, molluscs, worms, algae and fishes.

Indonesian fisheries:

Caught by gillnets, traps and drive-in nets.

External links: