WoRMS taxon details

Balistoides viridescens (Bloch & Schneider, 1801)

219875  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:219875)

accepted
Species
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Not documented
Description Occurs in lagoon and seaward reefs (Ref. 1602). Feeds on sea urchins, coral, crabs and other crustaceans, mollusks and tube...  
Description Occurs in lagoon and seaward reefs (Ref. 1602). Feeds on sea urchins, coral, crabs and other crustaceans, mollusks and tube worms. The largest triggerfish; females when guarding their nest have been reported to attack divers (Ref. 2334). In Japan, eggs were noted on rock surfaces during the summer months (Ref. 637). Also caught with drive-in nets. Marketed fresh and dried-salted (Ref. 9770). [details]
Froese, R. and D. Pauly. Editors. (2018). FishBase. Balistoides viridescens (Bloch & Schneider, 1801). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=219875 on 2018-08-20
Date
action
by
1997-02-24 18:26:33Z
created
2008-01-15 17:27:08Z
changed

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basis of record Froese, R. & D. Pauly (Editors). (2018). FishBase. World Wide Web electronic publication. , available online at http://www.fishbase.org [details]   

additional source Liu J.Y. [Ruiyu] (ed.). (2008). Checklist of marine biota of China seas. China Science Press. 1267 pp. (look up in IMIS[details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

basis of record  (ofBalistes brasiliensis Bloch & Schneider, 1801) Froese, R. & D. Pauly (Editors). (2018). FishBase. World Wide Web electronic publication. , available online at http://www.fishbase.org [details]   

basis of record  (ofBalistes nigromarginatus (Tanaka, 1908)) Froese, R. & D. Pauly (Editors). (2018). FishBase. World Wide Web electronic publication. , available online at http://www.fishbase.org [details]   

basis of record  (ofBalistes viridescens Bloch & Schneider, 1801) Froese, R. & D. Pauly (Editors). (2018). FishBase. World Wide Web electronic publication. , available online at http://www.fishbase.org [details]   

basis of record  (ofPseudobalistes viridescens (Bloch & Schneider, 1801)) Froese, R. & D. Pauly (Editors). (2018). FishBase. World Wide Web electronic publication. , available online at http://www.fishbase.org [details]   

basis of record  (ofPachynathus nigromarginatus Tanaka, 1908) Froese, R. & D. Pauly (Editors). (2018). FishBase. World Wide Web electronic publication. , available online at http://www.fishbase.org [details]   

basis of record  (ofBalistoides veridescens (Bloch & Schneider, 1801)) Froese, R. & D. Pauly (Editors). (2018). FishBase. World Wide Web electronic publication. , available online at http://www.fishbase.org [details]   
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien  Containing type locality 
 

From other sources
Description Occurs in lagoon and seaward reefs (Ref. 1602). Feeds on sea urchins, coral, crabs and other crustaceans, mollusks and tube worms. The largest triggerfish; females when guarding their nest have been reported to attack divers (Ref. 2334). In Japan, eggs were noted on rock surfaces during the summer months (Ref. 637). Also caught with drive-in nets. Marketed fresh and dried-salted (Ref. 9770). [details]
 

LanguageName 
English titan triggerfish  [details]
Japanese ゴマモンガラ  [details]