Rhinecanthus lunula Randall & Steene, 1983
Halfmoon picassofish
Rhinecanthus lunula
photo by Bajol, R.

Family:  Balistidae (Triggerfishes)
Max. size:  28 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  reef-associated; marine; depth range 10 - 30 m
Distribution:  Pacific Ocean:Australia (Queensland) to the Pitcairn Islands.
Diagnosis:  Caudal fin with black crescent.
Biology:  A rare species that lives in outer reef areas. Feeds on fishes, benthic invertebrates, algae and organic matter (Ref. 89972).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 03.07.95
Modified by: Valdestamon, Roxanne Rei - 10.06.15

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