Australian Biological Resources Study

Australian Faunal Directory


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CAAB: 37465081

Species Melichthys niger (Bloch, 1786)

Black Triggerfish, Ebony Triggerfish

Generic Combinations




Western Australia

Extra Distribution Information

Ningaloo Reef (22°00'S), Rowley Shoals (17°20'S) and Scott Reef (14°03'S), WA, also Christmas Island and Cocos (Keeling) Islands; tropical, circumglobal.

IBRA and IMCRA regions (map not available)


Timor Province (2), Cocos (Keeling) Island Province (22), Christmas Island Province (23), Central Western Shelf Transition (28), Northwest Transition (3)

Distribution References

Ecological Descriptors

Coral reef, inshore.

Extra Ecological Information

2-70 m.


History of changes

Note that this list may be incomplete for dates prior to September 2013.
Published As part of group Action Date Action Type Compiler(s)
12-Feb-2010 (import)