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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Tetraodontiformes
Family: Balistidae Triggerfishes

Genus: Balistes

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Balistes capriscus Grey triggerfish Eastern Atlantic 60 TL 1789
Balistes ellioti Indian Ocean 1889
Balistes polylepis Finescale triggerfish Eastern Pacific 76 TL 1876
Balistes punctatus Bluespotted triggerfish Eastern Atlantic 60 TL 1789
Balistes rotundatus Indo-West Pacific. 27.2 SL 1822
Balistes vetula Queen triggerfish Eastern Atlantic 60 TL 1758
Balistes willughbeii Eastern Central Pacific. 13.1 SL 1839



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