Scientific Name
Melichthys vidua  
Melichthys vidua黑邊角鱗魨
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author (Richardson, 1845) Depth 4 - 50M
Chinese 黑邊角鱗魨 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 鱗魨科 Economic Fish Yes 
Family F505 Balistidae Edible Fish Yes  Chinese In Mainland China 黑邊角鱗魨 
Max Length 40 cm  Aquarium Fish Yes  Common Name 粉紅尾砲彈、角板機魨、剝皮竹(臺東)、包仔(澎湖)、紅尾砲彈(澎湖) 
Distribution in World India Ocean to Pacific Ocean   Distribution in Taiwan East、South、ShaoLiuChew、LanI Is.、Greeb IS.、Tung Sa IS.、Nan Sa IS. 
Habitats Coral、Coastal  Holotype Locality Polynesia 
Synonyms Balistes erythropterus, Balistes vidua, Balistes vidua kamoharai, Melichthys nycteris, Melichthys vidula, Oncobalistes erythropterus, Pachynathus nycteris   
Reference 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);Fishes of Japan(Nakabo, 2002);中國動物誌-魨形目(蘇等, 2002)  Randall, J. E. 1971 沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 Nakabo T. 2002 Nakabo T. 2002 蘇錦祥, 李春生 編著 2002 
Specimen List ASIZP0055385. ASIZP0058373. ASIZP0058946. ASIZP0059256. ASIZP0060635. ASIZP0061741. ASIZP0063481. ASIZP0063486. ASIZP0066478. ASIZP0801413. ASIZP0900124. ASIZP0911413. FRIP00115. FRIP00117. FRIP20197. FRIP20221. FRIP20333. FRIP21105. NMMBP00677. NMMBP03133. NMMSTP00098. NTOU-AE6154. NTUM02631. NTUM02632. NTUM02633. NTUM02634. NTUM02635. NTUM02636. NTUM02637. NTUM02638. NTUM02639. NTUM07142. NTUM08019. NTUM08179. NTUM08486. USNM00195302. ...List all 36 records... 
Common Name Pinktail triggerfish; Pink-tail trigger; White tailed triggerfish 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist