WoRMS taxon details

Balistes Linnaeus, 1758

126228  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:126228)

accepted
Genus
Species Balistes capriscus Gmelin, 1789
Species Balistes ellioti Day, 1889
Species Balistes polylepis Steindachner, 1876
Species Balistes punctatus Gmelin, 1789
Species Balistes rotundatus Marion de Procé, 1822
Species Balistes vetula Linnaeus, 1758
Species Balistes willughbeii Lay & Bennett, 1839

Species Balistes aculeatus Linnaeus, 1758 accepted as Rhinecanthus aculeatus (Linnaeus, 1758)
Species Balistes adspersus Tschudi, 1846 accepted as Canthidermis maculata (Bloch, 1786)
Species Balistes albicaudatus Rüppell, 1829 accepted as Sufflamen albicaudatum (Rüppell, 1829)
Species Balistes americanus Gmelin, 1789 accepted as Canthidermis maculata (Bloch, 1786)
Species Balistes angulosus Quoy & Gaimard, 1824 accepted as Canthidermis maculata (Bloch, 1786)
Species Balistes asperrimus Cope, 1871 accepted as Canthidermis sufflamen (Mitchill, 1815)
Species Balistes assasi Forsskål, 1775 accepted as Rhinecanthus assasi (Forsskål, 1775)
Species Balistes aurantiacus Mitchill, 1815 accepted as Aluterus schoepfii (Walbaum, 1792)
Species Balistes auromarginatus Bennett, 1832 accepted as Xanthichthys auromarginatus (Bennett, 1832)
Species Balistes australis Donovan, 1824 accepted as Meuschenia australis (Donovan, 1824)
Species Balistes ayraud Quoy & Gaimard, 1824 accepted as Nelusetta ayraud (Quoy & Gaimard, 1824)
Species Balistes azureus Lesson, 1831 accepted as Canthidermis maculata (Bloch, 1786)
Species Balistes bellus Walbaum, 1792 accepted as Balistes vetula Linnaeus, 1758
Species Balistes biaculeatus Bloch, 1786 accepted as Triacanthus biaculeatus (Bloch, 1786)
Species Balistes brasiliensis Bloch & Schneider, 1801 accepted as Balistoides viridescens (Bloch & Schneider, 1801)
Species Balistes brevissimus Hollard, 1854 accepted as Canthidermis maculata (Bloch, 1786)
Species Balistes buniva Lacepède, 1803 accepted as Balistes capriscus Gmelin, 1789
Species Balistes bursa Bloch & Schneider, 1801 accepted as Sufflamen bursa (Bloch & Schneider, 1801)
Species Balistes caerulescens Rüppell, 1829 accepted as Pseudobalistes fuscus (Bloch & Schneider, 1801)
Species Balistes capistratus Shaw, 1804 accepted as Sufflamen fraenatum (Latreille, 1804)
Species Balistes caprinus Valenciennes, 1839 accepted as Balistes capriscus Gmelin, 1789
Species Balistes capriscus Gronow, 1854 accepted as Balistes capriscus Gmelin, 1789 (ambiguous synonym; homonym)
Species Balistes carolinensis Gmelin, 1789 accepted as Balistes capriscus Gmelin, 1789
Species Balistes carolinensis Gronow, 1854 accepted as Balistes capriscus Gmelin, 1789 (synonym)
Species Balistes chinensis Osbeck, 1765 accepted as Monacanthus chinensis (Osbeck, 1765)
Species Balistes chrysopterus Bloch & Schneider, 1801 accepted as Sufflamen chrysopterum (Bloch & Schneider, 1801)
Species Balistes cicatricosus Poey, 1860 accepted as Xanthichthys ringens (Linnaeus, 1758)
Species Balistes ciliaris Bloch & Schneider, 1801 accepted as Balistes punctatus Gmelin, 1789
Species Balistes ciliatus Mitchill, 1818 accepted as Monacanthus ciliatus (Mitchill, 1818)
Species Balistes cinereus Bonnaterre, 1788 accepted as Rhinecanthus cinereus (Bonnaterre, 1788)
Species Balistes conspicillum Bloch & Schneider, 1801 accepted as Balistoides conspicillum (Bloch & Schneider, 1801)
Species Balistes curassavicus Gmelin, 1789 accepted as Xanthichthys ringens (Linnaeus, 1758)
Species Balistes cuspicauda Mitchill, 1818 accepted as Aluterus schoepfii (Walbaum, 1792)
Species Balistes dichrostigma Duméril, 1861 accepted as Balistes punctatus Gmelin, 1789
Species Balistes echarpe Anonymous [Lacepède], 1798 accepted as Rhinecanthus rectangulus (Bloch & Schneider, 1801) (synonym)
Species Balistes elongatus Hollard, 1854 accepted as Xanthichthys ringens (Linnaeus, 1758)
Species Balistes equestris Gronow, 1854 accepted as Balistes vetula Linnaeus, 1758
Species Balistes erythrodon Günther, 1870 accepted as Odonus niger (Rüppell, 1836)
Species Balistes erythropterus (Fowler, 1946) accepted as Melichthys vidua (Richardson, 1845)
Species Balistes flavimarginatus Rüppell, 1829 accepted as Pseudobalistes flavimarginatus (Rüppell, 1829) (synonym)
Species Balistes forcipatus Gmelin, 1789 accepted as Balistes capriscus Gmelin, 1789
Species Balistes fraenatus Latreille, 1804 accepted as Sufflamen fraenatum (Latreille, 1804)
Species Balistes freycineti Quoy & Gaimard, 1824 accepted as Meuschenia freycineti (Quoy & Gaimard, 1824)
Species Balistes fuliginosus DeKay, 1842 accepted as Balistes capriscus Gmelin, 1789
Species Balistes fuscolineatus Seale, 1901 accepted as Melichthys niger (Bloch, 1786)
Species Balistes fuscus Bloch & Schneider, 1801 accepted as Pseudobalistes fuscus (Bloch & Schneider, 1801)
Species Balistes granulata White, 1790 accepted as Scobinichthys granulatus (White, 1790)
Species Balistes granulosus Gronow, 1854 accepted as Monacanthus chinensis (Osbeck, 1765)
Species Balistes guttatus Walbaum, 1792 accepted as Balistes punctatus Gmelin, 1789
Species Balistes heckeli Müller, 1865 accepted as Xanthichthys ringens (Linnaeus, 1758)
Species Balistes heckelii Müller, 1865 accepted as Xanthichthys ringens (Linnaeus, 1758) (synonym)
Species Balistes heteracanthus Bleeker, 1859 accepted as Rhinecanthus aculeatus (Linnaeus, 1758)
Species Balistes hippocrepis Quoy & Gaimard, 1824 accepted as Meuschenia hippocrepis (Quoy & Gaimard, 1824)
Species Balistes hispidus Linnaeus, 1766 accepted as Stephanolepis hispidus (Linnaeus, 1766)
Species Balistes jacksonianus Quoy & Gaimard, 1824 accepted as Brachaluteres jacksonianus (Quoy & Gaimard, 1824)
Species Balistes japonicus Tilesius, 1809 accepted as Paramonacanthus japonicus (Tilesius, 1809)
Species Balistes kib Montrouzier, 1857 accepted as Melichthys niger (Bloch, 1786)
Species Balistes kibitar Montrouzier, 1857 accepted as Melichthys niger (Bloch, 1786)
Species Balistes laevis Bloch, 1795 accepted as Aluterus scriptus (Osbeck, 1765)
Species Balistes liberiensis Steindachner, 1867 accepted as Balistes punctatus Gmelin, 1789
Species Balistes lima Bennett, 1832 accepted as Xanthichthys lima (Bennett, 1832)
Species Balistes lineatus Bloch & Schneider, 1801 accepted as Balistapus undulatus (Park, 1797)
Species Balistes lineopunctatus Hollard, 1854 accepted as Xanthichthys lineopunctatus (Hollard, 1854)
Species Balistes liturosus Shaw, 1804 accepted as Aluterus scriptus (Osbeck, 1765)
Species Balistes longissimus Hollard, 1854 accepted as Canthidermis maculata (Bloch, 1786)
Species Balistes longus Gronow, 1854 accepted as Canthidermis maculata (Bloch, 1786)
Species Balistes macrolepis Boulenger, 1888 accepted as Canthidermis macrolepis (Boulenger, 1888)
Species Balistes macrops Poey, 1860 accepted as Canthidermis sufflamen (Mitchill, 1815)
Species Balistes macropterus Walbaum, 1792 accepted as Canthidermis maculata (Bloch, 1786)
Species Balistes maculatus Bloch, 1786 accepted as Canthidermis maculata (Bloch, 1786)
Species Balistes melanopterus Cope, 1871 accepted as Canthidermis maculata (Bloch, 1786)
Species Balistes mento Jordan & Gilbert, 1882 accepted as Xanthichthys mento (Jordan & Gilbert, 1882)
Species Balistes minimum Thiollière, 1857 accepted as Canthidermis maculata (Bloch, 1786)
Species Balistes minor Forsskål, 1775 accepted as Balistapus undulatus (Park, 1797)
Species Balistes mitis Bennett, 1832 accepted as Sufflamen fraenatum (Latreille, 1804) (synonym)
Species Balistes monoceros Linnaeus, 1758 accepted as Aluterus monoceros (Linnaeus, 1758)
Species Balistes moribundus Cope, 1871 accepted as Balistes capriscus Gmelin, 1789
Species Balistes munumum Montrouzier, 1857 accepted as Canthidermis maculata (Bloch, 1786)
Species Balistes mylii Bory de Saint-Vincent, 1822 accepted as Monacanthus chinensis (Osbeck, 1765)
Species Balistes naufragium Jordan & Starks, 1895 accepted as Pseudobalistes naufragium (Jordan & Starks, 1895)
Species Balistes niger Bloch, 1786 accepted as Melichthys niger (Bloch, 1786)
Species Balistes nigromarginatus (Tanaka, 1908) accepted as Balistoides viridescens (Bloch & Schneider, 1801)
Species Balistes nitidus Gronow, 1854 accepted as Xanthichthys ringens (Linnaeus, 1758)
Species Balistes notatus Gronow, 1854 accepted as Xanthichthys ringens (Linnaeus, 1758)
Species Balistes oculatus Gray, 1831 accepted as Canthidermis maculata (Bloch, 1786)
Species Balistes ornatissimus Lesson, 1831 accepted as Rhinecanthus aculeatus (Linnaeus, 1758)
Species Balistes ornatus Marion de Procé, 1822 accepted as Aluterus scriptus (Osbeck, 1765) (synonym)
Species Balistes penicilligerus Cuvier, 1816 accepted as Chaetodermis penicilligerus (Cuvier, 1816)
Species Balistes phaleratus Richardson, 1846 accepted as Abalistes stellaris (Bloch & Schneider, 1801)
Species Balistes piceus Poey, 1863 accepted as Melichthys niger (Bloch, 1786)
Species Balistes porcatus Gronow, 1854 accepted as Balistapus undulatus (Park, 1797)
Species Balistes powellii Cope, 1870 accepted as Balistes capriscus Gmelin, 1789
Species Balistes radiata Bowdich, 1825 accepted as Balistes punctatus Gmelin, 1789
Species Balistes radula Solander, 1848 accepted as Melichthys niger (Bloch, 1786)
Species Balistes rectangulus Bloch & Schneider, 1801 accepted as Rhinecanthus rectangulus (Bloch & Schneider, 1801)
Species Balistes ringens Linnaeus, 1758 accepted as Xanthichthys ringens (Linnaeus, 1758)
Species Balistes ringens Osbeck, 1765 accepted as Melichthys niger (Bloch, 1786)
Species Balistes rivulatus Rüppell, 1837 accepted as Pseudobalistes fuscus (Bloch & Schneider, 1801)
Species Balistes rufus Gronow, 1854 accepted as Canthidermis maculata (Bloch, 1786)
Species Balistes sandwichiensis Quoy & Gaimard, 1824 (unaccepted)
Species Balistes scaber Forster, 1801 (unaccepted)
Species Balistes schoepfii Walbaum, 1792 (unaccepted)
Species Balistes scolopax Linnaeus, 1758 (unaccepted, synonym)
Species Balistes scopas Cuvier, 1829 (unaccepted)
Species Balistes scripta Osbeck, 1765 (unaccepted, misspelling)
Species Balistes scriptus Osbeck, 1765 (unaccepted)
Species Balistes senticosus Richardson, 1848 (unaccepted)
Species Balistes serraticornis Fréminville, 1813 (unaccepted)
Species Balistes sillone Le Danois, 1961 (unaccepted)
Species Balistes sobaco Poey, 1860 (unaccepted)
Species Balistes spilomelanurus Quoy & Gaimard, 1824 (unaccepted)
Species Balistes spilotopterygius Walbaum, 1792 (unaccepted)
Species Balistes stellaris Bloch & Schneider, 1801 (unaccepted)
Species Balistes stellatus Anonymous, 1798 (unaccepted)
Species Balistes sufflamen Mitchill, 1815 (unaccepted)
Species Balistes taeniopterus Poey, 1860 (unaccepted)
Species Balistes tomentosus Linnaeus, 1758 (unaccepted)
Species Balistes um Montrouzier, 1857 (unaccepted)
Species Balistes undulatus Park, 1797 (unaccepted)
Species Balistes vachellii Richardson, 1845 (unaccepted)
Species Balistes verres Gilbert & Starks, 1904 (unaccepted)
Species Balistes verrucosa Linnaeus, 1758 (unaccepted, misspelling)
Species Balistes verrucosus Linnaeus, 1758 (unaccepted)
Species Balistes verrucosus Gronow, 1854 (unaccepted)
Species Balistes vidua Richardson, 1845 (unaccepted)
Species Balistes viridescens Bloch & Schneider, 1801 (unaccepted)
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Linnaeus, C. (1758). Systema Naturae per regna tria naturae, secundum classes, ordines, genera, species, cum characteribus, differentiis, synonymis, locis. Editio decima, reformata. Laurentius Salvius: Holmiae. ii, 824 pp., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/10277#page/3/mode/1up
page(s): 327 [details]   
Froese, R. and D. Pauly. Editors. (2018). FishBase. Balistes Linnaeus, 1758. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=126228 on 2018-08-21
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original description Linnaeus, C. (1758). Systema Naturae per regna tria naturae, secundum classes, ordines, genera, species, cum characteribus, differentiis, synonymis, locis. Editio decima, reformata. Laurentius Salvius: Holmiae. ii, 824 pp., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/10277#page/3/mode/1up
page(s): 327 [details]   

taxonomy source Eschmeyer, W. N.; Fricke, R.; van der Laan, R. (eds). (2017). Catalog of Fishes: Genera, Species, References. Electronic version., available online at http://researcharchive.calacademy.org/research/Ichthyology/catalog/fishcatmain.asp [details]   

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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Balistes vetula
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