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Balistoides viridescens (bluefin filefish; Triggerfish; Titan triggerfish; Mustache triggerfish; Moustache triggerfish; Dotty triggerfish; Blue-finned triggerfish; Bluefin triggerfish; Blue finned triggerfish)

Synonyms: Balistes brasiliensis; Balistes nigromarginatus; Balistes viridescens; Balistoides veridescens; Pachynathus nigromarginatus; Pseudobalistes viridescens
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Wikipedia Abstract

The titan triggerfish, giant triggerfish or moustache triggerfish (Balistoides viridescens) is a large species of triggerfish found in lagoons and at reefs in most of the Indo-Pacific, though it is absent from Hawaii. With a length of up to 75 centimetres (30 in), it is the largest species of triggerfish in its range (the stone triggerfish, Pseudobalistes naufragium, from the east Pacific is larger).
View Wikipedia Record: Balistoides viridescens

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Map Climate Land Use
Pulu Keeling National Park II 6469 Cocos (Keeling) Islands    

Ecosystems

Prey / Diet

Echinothrix diadema (Spiny urchin)[1]
Neogoniolithon brassica-florida[1]
Panulirus homarus (scalloped spiny lobster)[1]

Prey / Diet Overlap

Competing SpeciesCommon Prey Count
Aethaloperca rogaa (Rockcod)1
Aluterus scriptus (unicornfish)1
Cheilinus undulatus (Blue-tooth groper)1

Predators

Carcharhinus melanopterus (Shark)[1]

Consumers

Parasitized by 
Sphincteristomum acollum[2]

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

    Maps
Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Columbus Zoo and Aquarium
Zoo Zürich

Distribution

Agulhas Current; American Samoa; Arabian Sea; Australia; Bay of Bengal; Calamianes Islands; Caroline Island; Chagos Islands; China; Christmas Island (Aust.); Cook Islands; Coral Sea and GBR; East Central Australian Shelf; Egypt; Fiji Islands; Great Barrier Reef; Guam; India; Indian Ocean; Indian Ocean, Eastern; Indian Ocean, Western; Indo-Pacific: Red Sea south to Delagoa Bay, Mozambique (Ref. 4420) and east to the Line and Tuamoto islands, north to southern Japan, south to New Caledonia.; Indonesia; Indonesian Sea; Japan; Kimbe Bay; Kiribati; Kuroshio Current; Maldives; Marquesas Islands; Marshall Islands; Mauritius; Micronesia,Fed.States of; Milne Bay; Mozambique; Myanmar; New Caledonia; Niue; North Australian Shelf; North Marianas; Northeast Australian Shelf; Ogasawara Islands; Pacific Ocean; Pacific, Eastern Central; Pacific, Northwest; Pacific, Southwest; Pacific, Western Central; Palau; Panay Gulf; Papua New Guinea; Peng-hu Island; Persian Gulf; Philippines; Polynesian Waters; Red Sea; Réunion; Samoa; Seychelles; Somalia; South China Sea; Spratly Islands; Sri Lanka; Sulu-Celebes Sea; Taiwan; Tanzania, United Rep. of; Thailand; Tonga; Tuamoto Islands; Tubbataha Reefs; Tung-hsiao; Vanuatu; Viet Nam; Yellow Sea; Yemen; Yun-gan;

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Citations

Species recognized by Group expert : Matsuura, K., 02-Oct-2012, FishBase in Catalog of Life 2011
Attributes / relations provided by 1Clownfish and their Host Anemones ;; NOAA's Coral Reef Conservation Program 2Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
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Abstract provided by DBpedia licensed under a Creative Commons License
Weather provided by NOAA METAR Data Access
Institution information provided by International Species Information System - May 2011