Males are strawyellow with each scale outlined in black creating a crosshatched appearance, and a red tail with neon submarginal blue band. Females are also crosshatched, but with a slate gray to blue ground color and tail.
Balistes mento Jordan & Gilbert, 1882
Xanthichthys gotonis Tanaka, 1918
Xanthichthys purus Tanaka, 1918
Xanthichthys surcatus de Buen, 1963
Classification: Biota > Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Vertebrata (Subphylum) > Gnathostomata (Superclass) > Pisces (Superclass) > Actinopteri (Class) > Tetraodontiformes (Order) > Balistidae (Family) > Xanthichthys (Genus) > Xanthichthys mento (Species)