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Pseudobalistes naufragium (Stone triggerfish; Blunthead triggerfish)

Synonyms: Balistes naufragium
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Wikipedia Abstract

The stone triggerfish (Pseudobalistes naufragium) is the largest species of triggerfish. It is found at reefs and over sandy bottoms in the east Pacific, ranging from Baja California (Mexico) to Chile. It can reach 1 metre (3.3 ft) in length, but is more common at about half that size.
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Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Archipelago de Colon Biosphere Reserve 34336011 Galapagos Islands, Ecuador  


Prey / Diet

Coralliophila monodonta[1]
Eriphides hispida[2]
Jenneria pustulata (Jenner's cowry)[1]
Pachygrapsus transversus (mottled shore crab)[2]
Pherecardia striata[1]

Prey / Diet Overlap

Competing SpeciesCommon Prey Count
Arothron hispidus (poison puffer)1
Balistes polylepis (Finescale triggerfish)1
Diodon holocanthus (Ajargo)3
Diodon hystrix (Ajargo)4
Lutjanus griseus (Snapper)1
Sufflamen verres (brown triggerfish)3


Bodianus diplotaenia (Pacific hogfish)[1]
Cephalopholis panamensis (Panama graysby)[1]
Epinephelus labriformis (lateralband grouper)[1]
Gymnothorax castaneus (Panamic green moray)[1]
Gymnothorax dovii (Speckled moray)[1]
Lutjanus argentiventris (yellowtail snapper)[1]
Lutjanus novemfasciatus (black snapper)[1]
Lutjanus viridis (Blue-and-gold snapper)[1]
Novaculichthys taeniourus (clown wrasse)[1]
Thalassoma grammaticum (Sunset wrasse)[1]


Parasitized by 
Hypocreadium scaphosomum[3]
Neoapocreadium bravoae[3]
Stephanostomum provitellosum[3]


Chile; Colombia; Costa Rica; Eastern Pacific: Bahía de Santa Maria, Baja California, Mexico (Ref. 9276) to Chile (Ref. 9068).; Ecuador; El Salvador; Galapagos Islands; Guatemala; Gulf of California; Honduras; Humboldt Current; Mexico; Nicaragua; Pacific Central-American Coastal; Pacific Ocean; Pacific, Eastern Central; Pacific, Southeast; Panama; Peru; Peru-Galapagos Waters;



Attributes / relations provided by
1Food-Web Structure and Dynamics of Eastern Tropical Pacific Coral Reefs: Panamá and Galápagos Islands, Peter W. Glynn, Food Webs and the Dynamics of Marine Reefs, eds. Tim R. McClanahan & George M. Branch, p. 185-208 (2008)
2A test of the Menge-Sutherland model of community organization in a tropical rocky intertidal food web, Bruce A. Menge, Jane Lubchenco, Stephen D. Gaines, Linda R. Ashkenas, Oecologia (Berlin) (1986) 71: 75-89
3Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
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