WoRMS taxon details

Melichthys niger (Bloch, 1786)

219881  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:219881)

accepted
Species
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Not documented
Description Inhabits clear seaward reefs, from the reef front to deeper waters. Diet consists primarily of calcareous algae and...  
Description 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]
Froese, R. and D. Pauly. Editors. (2018). FishBase. Melichthys niger (Bloch, 1786). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=219881 on 2018-11-20
Date
action
by
1997-02-24 18:26:33Z
created
2008-01-15 17:27:08Z
changed

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basis of record Froese, R. & D. Pauly (Editors). (2018). FishBase. World Wide Web electronic publication. , available online at http://www.fishbase.org [details]   

additional source McEachran, J. D. (2009). Fishes (Vertebrata: Pisces) of the Gulf of Mexico, Pp. 1223–1316 in: Felder, D.L. and D.K. Camp (eds.), Gulf of Mexico–Origins, Waters, and Biota. Biodiversity. Texas A&M Press, College Station, Texas. [details]   

additional source Liu J.Y. [Ruiyu] (ed.). (2008). Checklist of marine biota of China seas. <em>China Science Press.</em> 1267 pp. (look up in IMIS[details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien  Containing type locality 
 

From other sources
Description 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]
 

LanguageName 
English black triggerfishblack durgon  [details]
Japanese ソロイモンガラクラカケモンガラ [from synonym]  [details]
Spanish cochito negro  [details]