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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBalistidae 
AphiaID: 125607

Classification: Biota > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAnimalia (Kingdom) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorChordata (Phylum) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorVertebrata (Subphylum) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGnathostomata (Superclass) > Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorPisces (Superclass) > Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorActinopterygii (Class) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTetraodontiformes (Order) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBalistidae (Family)
Status accepted
Rank Family
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTetraodontiformes
Sources  basis of record van der Land, J.; Costello, M.J.; Zavodnik, D.; Santos, R.S.; Porteiro, F.M.; Bailly, N.; Eschmeyer, W.N.; Froese, R. (2001). Pisces, in: Costello, M.J. et al. (Ed.) (2001). European register of marine species: a check-list of the marine species in Europe and a bibliography of guides to their identification. Collection Patrimoines Naturels, 50: pp. 357-374 (look up in IMIS[details]

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Vernacular
Names
 
Language   Name 
English Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editortriggerfishes  [details]
Norwegian BokmÃ¥l Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editoravtrekkerfiskfamilien  [details]
Norwegian Nynorsk Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editoravtrekkerfiskfamilien  [details]
Swedish Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editortryckarfiskar  [details]
Direct child
taxa (22)

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 Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAbalistes Jordan & Seale, 1906
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBalistapus Tilesius, 1820
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBalistes Linnaeus, 1758
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBalistoides Fraser-Brunner, 1935
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCanthidermis Swainson, 1839
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMelichthys Swainson, 1839
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOdonus Gistel, 1848
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPseudobalistes Bleeker, 1865
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorRhinecanthus Swainson, 1839
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSufflamen Jordan, 1916
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorXanthichthys Kaup, 1856
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorXenobalistes Matsuura, 1981

Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBalistopus accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBalistapus Tilesius, 1820
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBalsistes accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBalistes Linnaeus, 1758
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHemibalistes Fraser-Brunner, 1935 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSufflamen Jordan, 1916
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMelichtys accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMelichthys Swainson, 1839
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMelicthys accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMelichthys Swainson, 1839
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNematobalistes accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBalistes Linnaeus, 1758
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOncobalistes accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMelichthys Swainson, 1839
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPachynathus accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSufflamen Jordan, 1916
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorRhineacanthus accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorRhinecanthus Swainson, 1839
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorXenodon accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOdonus Gistel, 1848
Environment marine
Links Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo GenBank  
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo ITIS
Note 
From other sources
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDescription Distribution: Atlantic, Indian and Pacific Oceans. Usually compressed body. Pelvic fins fused to one spine. First dorsal spine with locking mechanism. With 12 principal rays in caudal fin. 18 vertebrae. Upper jaw non-protrusible. Upper jaw usually with four teeth in outer and three in the inner series on each premaxillary. Capable of rotating eyeballs independently. Triggerfish normally swim by undulating their second dorsal and anal fins, but will use their tail for rapid bursts. Most triggerfishes are solitary diurnal carnivores. They lay demersal eggs in a nest which is aggressively guarded by the female. [details]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:125607
Taxonomic
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Date   action   by
2004-12-21 15:54:05Z  created  van der Land, Jacob
  
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  Citation: WoRMS (2014). Balistidae. In: Froese, R. and D. Pauly. Editors. (2014) FishBase. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=125607 on 2014-12-28
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