Pinktail triggerfish

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Pinktail triggerfish
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Tetraodontiformes
Family: Balistidae
Genus: Melichthys
Species: M. vidua
Binomial name
Melichthys vidua
(J. Richardson, 1845)

Balistes nycteris
Balistes vidua

The pinktail triggerfish, Melichthys vidua, is a species of triggerfish from reefs in the Indo-Pacific. It is very dark green (often appears almost black) with translucent whitish-pink dorsal and tail fins. They can grow up to 40 centimetres (16 in). It is also found in the aquarium trade.[1][2]