Taxon profile


Balistes capriscus Gmelin, 1789

kingdom Animalia - animals »  phylum Chordata - chordates »  class Actinopterygii - ray-finned fishes »  order Tetraodontiformes »  family Balistidae - triggerfishes »  genus Balistes

Scientific synonyms

Balistes buniva Lacépède, 1803
Balistes caprinus Valenciennes, 1839
Balistes carolinensis Gmelin, 1789
Balistes forcipatus Gmelin, 1789
Balistes fuliginosus DeKay, 1842
Balistes moribundus Cope, 1871
Balistes powellii Cope, 1870
Balistes spilotopterygius Walbaum, 1792
Balistes taeniopterus Poey, 1860
Nematobalistes forcipatus (Gmelin, 1789)

Other names

= Gray Triggerfish
= Leatherjacket



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Intertaxon relationships

predator: Coryphaena hippurus Linnaeus, 1758 - Common Dolphifish

Links and literature

CZ AQUATAB. World Wide Web electronic publication [species/2871]

Plíštil J. (Ed.) (2009): AQUATAB. World Wide Web electronic publication [] [as Balistes capriscus Gmelin, 1789]
Data retrieved on: 17 January 2010
CH DE EN FR IT NL PR SP FishBase [7327]

Froese R., Pauly D. (eds.): FishBase []

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