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Rhinecanthus aculeatus

(Linnaeus 1758)
  

Rhinecanthus aculeatus was originally described as Balistes aculeatus by Linnaeus in 1758. It belongs to the family Balistidae. It is commonly known as White-banded triggerfish but has many other common names such as in Australia as Lagoon triggerfish, in Japan as Murasamemongara, in Papua New Guinea as Whitebarred triggerfish, in Philippines as Ampapagot, in South Africa as Blackbar triggerfish, in South Africa as Swartbalk-snellervis. more common names It is found in Salt water and its distribution is Eastern Atlantic: Senegal, South Africa; Indo-West Pacific: East Africa, South Africa, Seychelles, Madagascar and Mascarenes east to Pitcairn Group, north to southern Japan and Ogasawara Islands, south to Lord Howe Island and New Caledonia.
Species   aculeatus
AuthorWI   Linnaeus [C.]
AuthorNI   Linnaeus
Qualification   ---
Year   1758
Status   Valid
Class  
Osteichthyes Osteichthyes
Order  
Tetraodontiformes Tetraodontiformes
Family   Balistidae
Subfamily  
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Genus   Rhinecanthus
Subgenus   ---

Class   Osteichthyes
Order   Tetraodontiformes
Family   Balistidae
Genus   Rhinecanthus
Original Name   Balistes        
Taxon Name   aculeatus
Original Combination   Balistes aculeatus
Original Genus  
Original Genus Species   Balistes aculeatus
OriginalSubGenus   Balistes
Original Author   Linnaeus
Original AuthorWI   Linnaeus [C.]
Original Qualification   ---
Original Year   1758
Original Family  
Original SubFamily   ---
Original Level   species
Type Locality   Indo-West Pacific.
Primary Code   ---
Primary Type   No types known
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SubSpecies AuthorWI   ---
Qualification SS   ---

Original QualificationSS   ---

Current Subspecies AuthorWI   ---


Current Genus Species   Rhinecanthus aculeatus
Current Species   aculeatus
Current Genus   Rhinecanthus
Current AuthorWI   Linnaeus [C.]
Current AuthorNI   Linnaeus
Current Year   1758
Current Family   Balistidae
Current Subfamily  
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Habitat   reef-associated        
Water   Salt water
Habitat Notes   Blackbar triggerfish.
(Linnaeus, 1758)
Attains 30 cm. One of the most striking triggerfishes. The main colour features are a number of diagonal bluish-white bars on the rear of the lower body; a distinctive yellow "bridle" pattern extending
Depth Range   From 0 to 50 meters.
   
Distribution   Eastern Atlantic: Senegal, South Africa; Indo-West Pacific: East Africa, South Africa, Seychelles, Madagascar and Mascarenes east to Pitcairn Group, north to southern Japan and Ogasawara Islands, south to Lord Howe Island and New Caledonia.

Current Summary   Valid as Rhinecanthus aculeatus  (Linnaeus 1758). Balistidae.
 
Name History   • Valid as Rhinecanthus aculeatus  (Linnaeus 1758) -- (Matsuura in Masuda et al. 1984:358 [ref. 6441], Smith & Heemstra 1986:880 [ref. 5714], Allen & Swainston 1988:150 [ref. 25477], Matsuura & Shiobara 1989:317 [ref. 13563], Winterbottom et al. 1989:68 [ref. 13251], Randall et al. 1990:455 [ref. 15987], Harmelin-Vivien & Quéro 1990:1060 [ref. 19527], Kuiter 1993:395 [ref. 23929], Francis 1993:168 [ref. 25479], Allen 1997:238 [ref. 23977], Chen et al. 1997:180 [ref. 26476], Kuiter 1997:386 [ref. 25488], Randall et al. 1997:455 [ref. 25919], Randall & Mundy 1998:331 [ref. 24063], Myers 1999:282 [ref. 23965], Fricke 1999:583 [ref. 24106], Randall 1999:30 [ref. 25829], Matsuura in Randall & Lim 2000:647 [ref. 25122], Nakabo 2000:1400 [ref. 25182], Laboute & Grandperrin 2000:456 [ref. 25191], Randall & Earle 2000:22 [ref. 25806], Allen 2000:124 [ref. 25868], Hutchins 2001:47 [ref. 25847], Matsuura 2001:3925 [ref. 26315], Nakabo 2002:1400 [ref. 26193], Youn 2002:447, 691 [ref. 26218], Allen & Adrim 2003:64 [ref. 26830], Manilo & Bogorodsky 2003:S123 [ref. 27377], Myers & Donaldson 2003:649 [ref. 27495], Lobel & Lobel 2004:77 [ref. 27576], Randall et al. 2004:31 [ref. 27624], Heemstra et al. 2004:3331 [ref. 27945], Heemstra & Heemstra 2004:442 [ref. 28072], Randall 2005:626 [ref. 28239], Mundy 2005:525 [ref. 28379], Allen et al. 2006:1874 [ref. 29098], Randall 2007:471 [ref. 30952], Fricke et al. 2009:117 [ref. 30213], Motomura et al. 2010:233 [ref. 31256], Allen & Erdmann 2012:1065 [ref. 31980], Fricke et al. 2013:272 [ref. 32706], Wirtz et al. 2013:136 [ref. 32972]).

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abyssus Rhinecanthus abyssus Matsuura [K.] & Shiobara [Y.] 1989Valid
aculeatus aculeatus Rhinecanthus aculeatus aculeatus (Linnaeus [C.] 1758)Valid
assai Rhinecanthus assai (Forsskål [P. S.] 1775)Synonym
assasi Rhinecanthus assasi (Forsskål [P. S.] 1775)Valid
assasia Rhinecanthus assasia (Forsskål [P. S.] 1775)Spelling
cheverti Rhinecanthus cheverti (Alleyne [H. G.] & Macleay [W.] 1877)Synonym
cinereus Rhinecanthus cinereus (Bonnaterre [J. P.] (ex Sonnerat) 1788)Valid
echarpe Rhinecanthus echarpe (Anonymous [Lacepède [B. G. E.]] 1798)Synonym
heteracanthus Rhinecanthus heteracanthus (Bleeker [P.] 1859)Synonym
lunula Rhinecanthus lunula Randall [J. E.] & Steene [R. C.] 1983Valid
ornatissimus Rhinecanthus ornatissimus (Lesson [R. P.] 1831)Synonym
rectangularis Rhinecanthus rectangularis Anonymous [Lacepède [B. G. E.]] 1798Synonym
rectangulus Rhinecanthus rectangulus (Bloch [M. E.] & Schneider [J. G.] (ex Lacepède & Commerson) 1801)Valid
verrucosa Rhinecanthus verrucosa (Linnaeus [C.] 1758)Spelling
verrucosus Rhinecanthus verrucosus (Linnaeus [C.] 1758)Valid
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