Redtooth Triggerfish (Odonus niger) - Marine Life - Liveaboard Diving

Redtooth Triggerfish

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.

Redtooth Triggerfish (Odonus niger)
Redtooth Triggerfish (Odonus niger) at The Similan Islands, Thailand
Credit: Helen Holmgren
Redtooth Triggerfish Odonus niger
Scientific Rank
Chordata (Chordates)
Order: Tetraodontiformes (Pufferfish, Triggerfish, & Filefish)
Family: Balistidae (Triggerfishes)
Genus: Odonus (Odonus)
Species: Odonus niger
Average Size: 50 centimetres

No Troubles Just Bubbles' divers who recently saw Redtooth Triggerfish

Spotted in: Thailand Thailand
Diving from boat: Manta Queen 7
Trip destinations: Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock, Boonsung Wreck
When: Apr 2023
Spotted in: Maldives Maldives
Diving from boat: MV Emperor Serenity
Trip destinations: North Male Atoll, South Male Atoll, Ari Atoll, Rasdhoo Atoll, Vaavu Atoll
When: Dec 2022
Joel Rajesh
Spotted in: Thailand Thailand
Diving from boat: Andaman
Trip destinations: Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock
When: Apr 2022

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