Kingdom: Animalia > Phylum: Chordata > Class: Actinopterygii > Order: Tetraodontiformes > Family: Balistidae > Genus: Balistes > Species: Balistes carolinensis

Grey triggerfish - Balistes carolinensis Gmelin, 1789

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Threat status Europe Data Deficient (IUCN)

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Threat and conservation status

IUCN Red List status of threatened species

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Not evaluated

IUCN Red List Category
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Near Threatened
Regionally Extinct
Not Applicable
Extinct in the Wild
Data Deficient
Least Concern
Critically Endangered

EU conservation status

The EU conservation status is assessed for species mentioned in the EU Habitats Directive annexes. The EU Habitats Directive does not cover this species.

Natura 2000 sites

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Legal status

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Common names and synonyms

Common Name Language Reference
Amérikansky spinorogue Russian Fishbase
Avtrekkerfisk Norwegian Fishbase
Balestra Slovenian Fishbase
Balista Romanian Fishbase
Baliste cabri French Fishbase
Baliste capri French Fishbase
Ballesta Spanish Fishbase
Cangulo Portuguese Fishbase
Cangulo-cinzento Portuguese Fishbase
Çütre baligi Turkish Fishbase
Drückerfisch German Fishbase
Escopeta Spanish Fishbase
Filfisk Swedish Fishbase
Gourounópsaro Greek Fishbase
Grey triggerfish English Fishbase
Hmar Maltese Fishbase
Kostorog Serbian Fishbase
Mihaca Serbian Fishbase
Pejepuerco blanco Spanish Fishbase
Pesce balestra Italian Fishbase
Pesce palo Italian Fishbase
Peshk derr Albanian Fishbase
Pez ballesta Spanish Fishbase
Poisson à gâchette French Fishbase
Riba-kourok Russian Fishbase
Rogatnica Polish Fishbase
Roncon Spanish Fishbase
Säppikala Finnish Fishbase
Schweinedruckerfisch German Fishbase
Séri spinorogue Russian Fishbase
Trekkervis Dutch Fishbase
Trigger fish English Fishbase
Triggerfish English Fishbase
Tryckarfisk Swedish Fishbase
Synonym Author
Balistes forcipatus Gmelin, 1789
Balistes capriscus Gmelin, 1789
Balistes spilotopterygius Walbaum, 1792
Balistes buniva Lacepède, 1803
Balistes caprinus Valenciennes, 1839
Balistes fuliginosus DeKay, 1842
Balistes taeniopterus Poey, 1860
Balistes powellii Cope, 1870
Balistes moribundus Cope, 1871
Nematobalistes forcipatus (Gmelin, 1789)
Balistes carolinensis Gronow, 1854
Balistes capriscus Gronow, 1854

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External data

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