Taxon profile


Balistes vetula Linnaeus, 1758

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

Scientific synonyms

Balistoides vetula
Balistes bellus Walbaum, 1792
Balistes equestris Gronow, 1854
Balistes vetula trinitatis Nichols & Murphy, 1914

Other names

= Old Wife
= Queen Triggerfish
= Triggerfish

Near Threatened NT


Balistes vetula - Ol'wife

Author: Klaus Rudloff

Balistes vetula - Ol'wife

Author: B. Kao

Links and literature

CH DE EN FR IT NL PR SP FishBase [19]

Froese R., Pauly D. (eds.): FishBase []
CZ AQUATAB. World Wide Web electronic publication [species/2876]

Plíštil J. (Ed.) (2009): AQUATAB. World Wide Web electronic publication [] [as Balistes vetula Linnaeus, 1758]
Data retrieved on: 17 January 2010

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