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Balistes vetula was originally described as Balistes vetula by Linnaeus in 1758. It belongs to the family Balistidae. It is commonly known as Queen triggerfish but has many other common names such as in USA (contiguous states) as queen triggerfish, in Japan as Keshomongara, in South Africa as Koningin-snellervis, in South Africa as Queen triggerfish, in South Africa as Queen triggerfish, in Colombia as Pez puerco. more common names It is found in Salt water and its distribution is Atlantic in warm seas.
Species   vetula
AuthorWI   Linnaeus [C.]
AuthorNI   Linnaeus
Qualification   ---
Year   1758
Status   Valid
Class   Osteichthyes Osteichthyes
Order   Tetraodontiformes Tetraodontiformes
Family   Balistidae
Subfamily   --- ---
Genus   Balistes
Subgenus   ---

Class   Osteichthyes
Order   Tetraodontiformes
Family   Balistidae
Genus   Balistes
Original Name   Balistes        
Taxon Name   vetula
Original Combination   Balistes vetula
Original Genus   Balistes
Original Genus Species   Balistes vetula
OriginalSubGenus   Balistes
Original Author   Linnaeus
Original AuthorWI   Linnaeus [C.]
Original Qualification   ---
Original Year   1758
Original Family   Balistidae
Original SubFamily   ---
Original Level   species
Type Locality   Ascension Island.
Types   Syntypes: ZMUU Linn. coll. 101 (1). Not a type: LS 127 (skin).
Type Catalogue   Type catalog: Wheeler 1985:72 [ref. 20705], Wheeler 1991:189-190, Fig. 27 [ref. 20102].
Primary Code   ---
Journal   Systema Nat. ed. 10
Citation   v. 1
Page   329

SubSpecies AuthorWI   ---
Qualification SS   ---

Original QualificationSS   ---

Current Subspecies AuthorWI   ---

Current Genus Species   Balistes vetula
Current Species   vetula
Current Genus   Balistes
Current AuthorWI   Walbaum [J. J.]
Current AuthorNI   Walbaum
Current Year   1758
Current Family   Balistidae
Current Subfamily   --- ---

Habitat   reef-associated        
Water   Salt water
Habitat Notes   May form schools, sometimes solitary over sand and grassy areas. Occurs at 28 °C. Feeds mainly on bottom-living invertebrates (Ref. 4727). It preys on sea urchins by blowing water to overturn it and then attacks it where the spines are short (Ref. 9710).
Depth Range   From 2 to 275 meters.
Distribution   Atlantic in warm seas.

Current Summary   Valid as Balistes vetula  Linnaeus 1758. Balistidae.
Name History   • Valid as Balistes vetula  Linnaeus 1758 -- (Moore 1967:693 [ref. 22820], Tortonese 1973:641 [ref. 7192], Matsuura in Uyeno et al. 1983:466 [ref. 14275], Tortonese in Whitehead et al. 1986:1337 [ref. 13677], Robins & Ray 1986:302 [ref. 23100], Smith & Heemstra 1986:877 [ref. 5714], Scott & Scott 1988:564 [ref. 25518], McAllister 1990:225 [ref. 14674], Harmelin-Vivien & Quéro 1990:1057 [ref. 19527], Boschung 1992:180 [ref. 23239], Cervigón 1992:265 [ref. 23827], Cervigón 1996:74 [ref. 24489], Santos et al. 1997:131 [ref. 23531], Arruda 1997:121 [ref. 24952], Aguilera 1998:53 [ref. 24221], Smith-Vaniz et al. 1999:345 [ref. 25013], Schmitter-Soto et al. 2000:170 [ref. 27754], Gasparini & Floeter 2001:1646 [ref. 25634], Rocha & Rosa 2001:992 [ref. 25909], Camargo & Isaac 2001:146 [ref. 27639], Collette et al. 2003:126 [ref. 26784], Matsuura 2003:1967 [ref. 27119], Matsuura 2003:1964 [ref. 27119], Menezes in Menezes et al. 2003:108 [ref. 27192], Smith et al. 2003:69 [ref. 27621], Nelson et al. 2004:184 [ref. 27807], McEachran & Fechhelm 2005:896 [ref. 28815], Page et al. 2013:189 [ref. 32708], Wirtz et al. 2013:136 [ref. 32972], Smith-Vaniz & Jelks 2014:86 [ref. 33341], Wirtz et al. 2014:11 [ref. 33516]).

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acanthuroides Balistes acanthuroides Curtiss [A.] 1938Synonym
aculeatus Balistes aculeatus Linnaeus [C.] 1758Synonym
aculeatus viridis Balistes aculeatus viridis Bennett [J. W.] 1828Synonym
adspersus Balistes adspersus Tschudi [J. J. von] 1846Synonym
albicaudatus Balistes albicaudatus Rüppell [W. P. E. S.] 1829Synonym
albifasciatus Balistes albifasciatus Kuhl [H.] & van Hasselt [J. C.] in Bleeker 1851Not available
albipunctatus Balistes albipunctatus Ehrenberg [C. G.] in Rüppell 1829Not available
albomarginatus Balistes albomarginatus Ehrenberg [C. G.] in Rüppell 1829Not available
amboinensis Balistes amboinensis Gray [J. E.] 1831Synonym
americanus Balistes americanus Gmelin [J. F.] 1789Synonym
angulosus Balistes angulosus Hollard [H. L. G. M.] 1854Uncertain
angulosus Balistes angulosus Quoy [J. R. C.] & Gaimard [J. P.] 1824Synonym
angusticauda Balistes angusticauda Mitchill [S. L.] 1818Uncertain
annularis Balistes annularis Rafinesque [C. S.] 1810Uncertain
arcuatus Balistes arcuatus Bloch [M. E.] & Schneider [J. G.] 1801Synonym
armatus Balistes armatus Bloch [M. E.] & Schneider [J. G.] 1801Uncertain
asperrimus Balistes asperrimus Cope [E. D.] 1871Synonym
assasi Balistes assasi Forsskål [P. S.] 1775Synonym
aurantiacus Balistes aurantiacus Mitchill [S. L.] 1815Synonym
aureolus Balistes aureolus Richardson [J.] 1845Synonym
auromarginatus Balistes auromarginatus Bennett [E. T.] 1832Synonym
australis Balistes australis Donovan [E.] 1824Synonym
auwawa Balistes auwawa Walbaum [J. J.] 1792Synonym
ayraud Balistes ayraud Quoy [J. R. C.] & Gaimard [J. P.] 1824Synonym
azureus Balistes azureus Lesson [R. P.] 1831Synonym
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