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 niger Bloch, 1786
Melichthys bispinosus Gilbert, 1890
Melichthys buniva (non Lacépède, 1803)
Balistes fuscolineatus Seale, 1901
Balistes kib Montrouzier, 1857
Balistes kibitar Montrouzier, 1857
Balistes piceus Poey, 1863
Melichthys piceus (Poey, 1863)
Balistes radula Solander, 1848
Melicthys radula (Solander, 1848)

Other names

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

Least Concern LC


Links and literature

CH DE EN FR IT NL PR SP FishBase [966]

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

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