Redtail Triggerfish

Xanthichthys mento

''Xanthichthys mento'', the redtail triggerfish, blue-throat triggerfish, or crosshatch triggerfish, is a species of triggerfish from the Pacific. It inhabits outer-reef areas at depths of 6–131 m, and feeds on zooplankton. ''Xanthichthys mento'' grows to a size of 29 cm in length and occasionally makes its way into the aquarium trade.
Status: Least concern
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Taxonomy
KingdomAnimalia
DivisionChordata
ClassActinopterygii
OrderTetraodontiformes
FamilyBalistidae
GenusXanthichthys
SpeciesX. mento
Photographed in
Mexico