Fish ID: Black Triggerfish

Triggerfish black triggerfish ci
Family Triggerfish (BALISTIDAE)
species Melichthys niger
size Up to 32cm
locality Around reefs
behaviour In large groups cleaning algae off the reefs
range Circumglobal in tropical zone

Classic trigger-shape: symmetrical rear dorsal and anal fins with a vivid white line where these fins join the body. Curly bracket shaped tail end with a white vertical bar down it. (Note Indian trigger is similar but has white margin around a slightly concave rounded tail).