Kingdom: Animalia > Phylum: Chordata > Class: Actinopterygii > Order: Tetraodontiformes > Family: Balistidae > Genus: Canthidermis > Species: Canthidermis maculatus

Spotted oceanic triggerfish - Canthidermis maculatus (Bloch, 1786)

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Threat status Europe Least Concern (IUCN)

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Threat and conservation status

IUCN Red List status of threatened species

The IUCN Red List threat status assesses the risk of extinction.

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 rude French Fishbase
Calafate áspero Spanish Fishbase
Fläckig filfisk Swedish Fishbase
Spotted oceanic triggerfish English Fishbase
Spotted triggerfish English Fishbase
Synonym Author
Balistes maculatus Bloch, 1786
Canthidermis senticosus (Richardson, 1848)
Canthidermis viola Herre, 1926
Canthidermis maculata (Bloch, 1786)
Canthidermis rotundatus (Marion de Procé, 1822)
Balistes americanus Gmelin, 1789
Balistes macropterus Walbaum, 1792
Balistes rotundatus Marion de Procé, 1822
Balistes angulosus Quoy & Gaimard, 1824
Balistes azureus Lesson, 1831
Balistes oculatus Gray, 1831
Balistes willughbeii Lay & Bennett, 1839
Balistes adspersus Tschudi, 1846
Balistes senticosus Richardson, 1848
Balistes brevissimus Hollard, 1854
Balistes longissimus Hollard, 1854
Balistes rufus Gronow, 1854
Balistes longus Gronow, 1854
Balistes um Montrouzier, 1857
Balistes minimum Thiollière, 1857
Balistes melanopterus Cope, 1871
Canthidermis longirostris Tortonese, 1956
Balistes munumum Montrouzier, 1857

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WoRMS World Register of Marine Species

External data

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