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Balistes capriscus Grey triggerfish


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lexID:
1974 
AphiaID:
154721 
Scientific:
Balistes capriscus 
German:
Grauer Drückerfisch 
English:
Grey Triggerfish 
Category:
Triggerfishes 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Tetraodontiformes (Order) > Balistidae (Family) > Balistes (Genus) > capriscus (Species) 
Initial determination:
Gmelin, 1789 
Occurrence:
West Sahara, Tunesien, Russland, Ghana, Benin, Suriname, Barbados, Gambia, Guadeloupe, Straße von Gibralta, Sint Eustatius and Saba, Algeria, Angola, Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Aruba, Ascencion, St. Helena & Tristan da Cunha, Azores, Belize, Bermuda, Brazil, British Virgin Islands, Cameroon, Canada , Columbia, Comores, Congo, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominica, Dominican Republic, East-Atlantic Ocean, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, European Coasts, French Guiana, Gabon, Grenada, Guatemala, Gulf of Mexico, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Indonesia, Israel, Jamaica, Madeira, Martinique, Mauritania, Mexico (East Pacific), Morocco, Mozambique, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Panama, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Saint Martin / Sint Maarten, São Tomé e Principé, Scandinavia, Senegal, Sierra Leone, South America, South-Africa, Spain, The Bahamas, the British Isles, the Canary Islands, the Cape Verde Archipelago, the Cayman Islands, The Gulf of Guinea, the Ivory Coast, the Mediterranean Sea, the Netherlands Antilles, Togo, Trindade and Martim Vaz, Trinidad and Tobago, Turks and Caicos Islands, Uruguay, USA, Venezuela, Virgin Islands, U.S., West-Atlantic Ocean 
Sea depth:
0 - 100 Meter 
Size:
up to 23.62" (60 cm) 
Temperature:
71.6 °F - 80.6 °F (22°C - 27°C) 
Food:
Clam meat, Clams, Crabs, Crustaceans, Food specialist, Invertebrates, Schrimps, Shrimps 
Tank:
2199.78 gal (~ 10000L) 
Difficulty:
Only for advanced aquarists 
Offspring:
Not available as offspring 
Toxicity:
Toxic hazard unknown 
CITES:
Not evaluated 
Red List:
Vulnerable (VU) 
Related species at
Catalog of Life:
 
Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2020-03-30 21:46:35 

Husbandry

Gmelin, 1789

Inhabits bays, harbors, lagoons, and seaward reefs. May drift with young at surface among Sargassum. Usually solitary or in small groups. Feeds on benthic invertebrates like mollusks and crustaceans. Consumed mostly fresh, smoked, and dried salted. The flesh is of excellent quality.

Synonyms:
Balistes buniva Lacepède, 1803
Balistes caprinus Valenciennes, 1839
Balistes capriscus Gronow, 1854
Balistes carolinensis Gmelin, 1789
Balistes carolinensis Gronow, 1854
Balistes forcipatus Gmelin, 1789
Balistes fuliginosus DeKay, 1842
Balistes moribundus Cope, 1871
Balistes powellii Cope, 1870
Balistes spilotopterygius Walbaum, 1792
Balistes taeniopterus Poey, 1860
Nematobalistes forcipatus (Gmelin, 1789)

Classification: Biota > Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Vertebrata (Subphylum) > Gnathostomata (Superclass) > Pisces (Superclass) > Actinopteri (Class) > Tetraodontiformes (Order) > Balistidae (Family) > Balistes (Genus) > Balistes capriscus (Species)

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