Animalia > Chordata > Actinopterygii > Tetraodontiformes > Balistidae > Balistoides > Balistoides viridescens

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, it is the largest species of triggerfish in its range (the stone triggerfish, Pseudobalistes naufragium, from the east Pacific is larger).
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Protected Areas

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


Prey / Diet

Echinothrix diadema (Spiny urchin)[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


Carcharhinus melanopterus (Shark)[1]


Parasitized by 
Sphincteristomum acollum[2]

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Columbus Zoo and Aquarium
Zoo Zürich


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;



Species recognized by Group expert : Matsuura, K., 2014-05-19, 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