Redtooth Triggerfish

Redtooth Triggerfish (Odonus niger) Redtooth Triggerfish (Odonus niger)
Redtooth Triggerfish (Odonus niger) at The Similan Islands, Thailand

Credit: Helen Holmgren

Redtooth Triggerfish Odonus niger
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.

Scientific Rank
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:
Chordata (Chordates)
Class:
Actinopterygii
Order: Tetraodontiformes (Pufferfish, Triggerfish, & Filefish)
Family: Balistidae (Triggerfishes)
Genus: Odonus (Odonus)
Species: Odonus niger
Size
Average Size: 50 centimetres

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