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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMelichthys niger (Bloch, 1786) 
AphiaID: 219881

Classification: Biota > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAnimalia (Kingdom) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorChordata (Phylum) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorVertebrata (Subphylum) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGnathostomata (Superclass) > Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorPisces (Superclass) > Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorActinopterygii (Class) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTetraodontiformes (Order) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBalistidae (Family) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMelichthys (Genus)
Status accepted
Rank Species
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMelichthys Swainson, 1839
Synonymised
names
  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBalistes fuscolineatus Seale, 1901
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBalistes kib Montrouzier, 1857
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBalistes kibitar Montrouzier, 1857
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBalistes niger Bloch, 1786
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBalistes piceus Poey, 1863
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBalistes radula Solander, 1848
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBalistes ringens Osbeck, 1765
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBalistes sillone Le Danois, 1961
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBalistes verrucosus Gronow, 1854
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMelichthys bispinosus Gilbert, 1890
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMelichthys piceus (Poey, 1863)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMelichthys radula (Solander, 1848)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMelichthys ringens (Osbeck, 1765)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMelicthys niger (Bloch, 1786) (misspelling)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMelicthys radula (Solander, 1848) (misspelling)
Sources  basis of record Anon. (1996). FishBase 96 [CD-ROM]. ICLARM: Los Baños, Philippines. 1 cd-rom pp. (look up in IMIS[details]

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Vernacular
Names
 
Language   Name 
English Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorblack triggerfishUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorblack durgon  [details]
Spanish Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorcochito negro  [details]
Environment marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Distribution 
From other sources
Federal Republic of Somalia
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorSomalia [details]
Gulf of Mexico
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorGulf of Mexico [details]
Indian Ocean
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorChagos [details]
Mozambique
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMozambique [details]
North Pacific Ocean
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorNorth Pacific [details]
Seychelles
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorSeychelles [details]
South Africa
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorSouth Africa (country) [details]
Links Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Barcode of Life (34 barcodes) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Biodiversity Heritage Library (24 publications) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Encyclopedia of Life 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo FishBase 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo GenBank (26 nucleotides; 16 proteins) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Marine Species Identification Portal 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo ITIS
Note 
From other sources
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDescription Inhabits clear seaward reefs, from the reef front to deeper waters. Diet consists primarily of calcareous algae and zooplankton (Ref. 1602). Also feeds on phytoplankton (Ref. 5213). Caught with drive-in nets and handlines and is marketed fresh (Ref. 9770). [details]
Images Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editor[show unreviewed]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:219881
Taxonomic
Edit history
 
Date   action   by
1997-02-24 18:26:33Z  created  Vanden Berghe, Edward
2008-01-15 17:27:08Z  changed  Bailly, Nicolas
  
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  Citation: Bailly, N. (2014). Melichthys niger (Bloch, 1786). In: Froese, R. and D. Pauly. Editors. (2014) FishBase. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=219881 on 2014-09-21
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