Fish ID: Pinktail Triggerfish

Triggerfish pinktail triggerfish melichthys vidua bal
Family Triggerfish (BALISTIDAE)
species Melichthys vidua
size To 28cm
locality Coral rich areas of seaward reefs
behaviour Solitary or in small groups
range Indo Pacific inc GBR

Not to be confused with the Indian or gilded trigger. Dark brown or black body, with white black-margined dorsal and anal fins, and pinkish mother-of-pearl coloured tail.