Fish Species

Red-Toothed Trigger Fish

Red-Toothed Trigger Fish - Description

The Red-Toothed Trigger Fish is also known as the Blue Triggerfish, Niger Trigger, Red Toothed File Fish and Red Fang Triggerfish. It is considered to be one of the more peaceful triggerfish but can still be aggressive to smaller fish.

Ensure the aquarium has lots of hiding places for this inquisitive fish and is large enough to comfortably house this large fish that can grow to up to 50cm.

Popular Name: Red-Toothed Trigger Fish
Species: Odonus niger

Profile of the Red-Toothed Trigger Fish

This Profile contains interesting facts and information about the Red-Toothed Trigger Fish species.

  • Size: Up to 50cm

  • Fish Tank conditions: PH 82. to 8.4

  • Diet / Feeding: Dried, Frozen or Flaked Marine Fish Food

  • Temperament: More peaceful than other Triggerfish

  • Habitat: Marine Reef Dwellers at depths of up to 40m

  • Behaviour: Semi-Aggressive, ensure tank is large enough

  • Range: Indo-Pacific

Scientific Classification of the Red-Toothed Trigger Fish

Definition: Scientific classification, or biological classification, is how biologists group and categorize species of organisms with shared physical characteristics. Scientific classification belongs to the science of taxonomy.

  • Species: Odonus niger

  • Popular Name: Red-toothed Trigger Fish - Blue Triggerfish - Red Toothed File Fish - Red fang Triggerfish

  • Kingdom: Animalia

  • Phylum: Chordata

  • Class: Actinopterygii

  • Order: Tetraodontiformes

  • Family: Balistidae

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Facts about Fish Species - Red-Toothed Trigger Fish

The colours, shapes and sizes of individual fishes varies enormously - you really need excellent quality pictures or photographs to assist in the identification process.

A combination of the number of fins and their characteristics, color, scale counts, general features, maximum length and distribution are used during a species identification process.


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