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

Bluespotted triggerfish - Balistes punctatus Gmelin, 1789

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Threat status Europe Not evaluated (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
Not Evaluated
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
Baliste à taches bleues French Fishbase
Bluespotted triggerfish English Fishbase
Cajo canario Spanish Fishbase
Cangulo-pintado Portuguese Fishbase
Drückerfisch German Fishbase
Pejepuerco moteado Spanish Fishbase
Piatnisti spinorogue Russian Fishbase
Riba-zatchelka Russian Fishbase
Rogatnica plamista Polish Fishbase
Spotted triggerfish English Fishbase
Trinère Russian Fishbase
Synonym Author
Balistes forcipatus (non Gmelin, 1789)
Balistes guttatus Walbaum, 1792
Balistes ciliaris Bloch & Schneider, 1801
Balistes radiata Bowdich, 1825
Balistes dichrostigma Duméril, 1861
Balistes liberiensis Steindachner, 1867
Balsistes punctatus Gmelin, 1789

Other resources

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WoRMS World Register of Marine Species

External data

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