Taxon profile


Black Durgon
Melichthys niger (Bloch, 1786)

kingdom Animalia - animals »  phylum Chordata - chordates »  class Actinopterygii - ray-finned fishes »  order Tetraodontiformes »  family Balistidae - triggerfishes »  genus Melichthys

Scientific synonyms

Balistes fuscolineatus Seale, 1901
Balistes kib Montrouzier, 1857
Balistes kibitar Montrouzier, 1857
Balistes niger Bloch, 1786
Balistes piceus Poey, 1863
Balistes radula Solander, 1848
Balistes sillone Le Danois, 1961
Balistes verrucosus Gronow, 1854
Melichthys bispinosus Gilbert, 1890
Melichthys buniva (non Lacépède, 1803)

Other names

= Black Oldwife
= Black Triggerfish
= Blackfish
= Niger Head
= Niggerfish


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Links and literature

CZ AQUATAB. World Wide Web electronic publication [species/16163]

Plíštil J. (Ed.) (2009): AQUATAB. World Wide Web electronic publication [] [as Melichthys niger (Bloch, 1786)]
Data retrieved on: 17 January 2010
CH DE EN FR IT NL PR SP FishBase [966]

Froese R., Pauly D. (eds.): FishBase []

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