Xanthichthys mento

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Xanthichthys mento
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Tetraodontiformes
Family: Balistidae
Genus: Xanthichthys
Species: X. mento
Binomial name
Xanthichthys mento
(D. S. Jordan & C. H. Gilbert, 1882)

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 (20–430 ft), and feeds on zooplankton.[1] Xanthichthys mento grows to a size of 29 cm (11 in) in length and occasionally makes its way into the aquarium trade.[2]


  1. ^ a b Matsuura, K. (2010). Xanthichthys mento. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.1.
  2. ^ Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2008). "Xanthichthys mento" in FishBase. December 2008 version.