English : Largescale triggerfish
French : Baliste pélagique à grandes écailles
Class : Teleostei
Order : Tetraodontiformes
Family : Balistidae
Notes : No subspecies known.
Large triggerfish reaching up to 50 cm in length. Coloration is grey overall with distinct large scales visible, especially near tail. Fins slightly darker, eyes nearly black. Dorsal and anal fins very long and pointed. Small mouth.
Range and habitat
The species occurs in the Indo-Pacific area, only around the Red Sea and the Gulf of Oman. Lives mostly in offshore waters, down to at least 100 meters deep.
IUCN RED LIST : LEAST CONCERN
CITES : Not Listed
Status : The species has a fairly small range but seems to remain safe at this point.
Ex-Situ Programs : None known
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