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Sufflamen verres (brown triggerfish; Orangeside triggerfish)

Synonyms: Balistes verres
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Wikipedia Abstract

The orangeside triggerfish (Sufflamen verres) is a species of triggerfish found along the Pacific coast of Central and South America from Mexico to Ecuador. It is also found around the Galapagos Islands.
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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]
Jenneria pustulata (Jenner's cowry)[1]
Pherecardia striata[1]

Prey / Diet Overlap

Competing SpeciesCommon Prey Count
Diodon holocanthus (Ajargo)3
Diodon hystrix (Ajargo)3
Pseudobalistes naufragium (Stone 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]
Plectropomus punctatus (mottled coraltrout)[2]
Scomberomorus commerson (Striped seer)[2]
Thalassoma grammaticum (Sunset wrasse)[1]


Parasitized by 
Diplangus mexicanus[3]
Hypocreadium galapagoensis <Unverified Name>[3]
Hypocreadium myohelicatum[3]
Hypocreadium scaphosomum[3]
Lasiotocus longicaecum[3]
Lintonium vibex[3]
Opecoelus pentadactyla <Unverified Name>[3]
Pseudocreadium galapagoensis <Unverified Name>[3]
Pseudolepidapedon balistis[3]
Pseudolepidapedon sinaloense[3]
Xystretum caballeroi <Unverified Name>[3]


Clipperton Island; Cocos I. Costa Rica; Colombia; Costa Rica; Eastern Pacific: Cedros Island, Baja California, Mexico to Salinas, Ecuador, including the Galapagos Islands.; Ecuador; El Salvador; Galapagos Islands; Guatemala; Gulf of California; Honduras; Mexico; Nicaragua; Pacific Central-American Coastal; Pacific Ocean; Pacific, Eastern Central; Pacific, Southeast; Panama; Peru-Galapagos Waters; Revillagigedo;



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)
2Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics.
3Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
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