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Melichthys indicus x M. vidua, a hybrid triggerfish (Tetraodontiformes: Balistidae) from Indonesia

John E. Randall, Robert F. Myers, and Richard Winterbottom

aqua, International Journal of Ichthyology, pp. 77-80 Volume 5, Issue 2 – February 2002

Abstract
The hybrid of the triggerfishes Melichthys indicus and M. viduai is reported from two underwater photographs taken at Bali, Indonesia and a single specimen collected in the Chagos Archipelago. This constitutes the first record of a hybrid for the family Balistidae.

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