Redtooth Triggerfish


Common Name:
Redtooth Triggerfish
Phylum:
Chordata (Chordates)
Class:
Actinopterygii
Species:
Odonus niger
Average Size:
50 centimetres
Description:

The Redtooth Triggerfish (Odonus niger) is often seen in large schools in troical and sub-tropical seas of the Indo-Pacific region. It is also known as Blue Triggerfish, Niger Triggerfish, Redfang Triggerfish & Red-toothed Filefish. It's the only member of its genus, Odonus. In general they eat plankton, but are also known to eat sponges. They are rarely seen deeper than 30 metres.

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