Balistes vetula

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Noun1.Balistes vetula - tropical Atlantic fishBalistes vetula - tropical Atlantic fish    
triggerfish - any of numerous compressed deep-bodied tropical fishes with sandpapery skin and erectile spines in the first dorsal fin
Balistes, genus Balistes - type genus of the Balistidae
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Southern flounder Paralichthys lethostigma Snake eel (family) Ophichthidae Sea bass (family) Serranidae Sailfish Istiophorus platypterus Queen triggerfish Balistes vetula Puffer (family) Tetraodontidae Porgy (genus) Calamus Pigfish Orthopristis chrysoptera Black snapper Apsilus dentatus Anchor tilefish Caulolatilus intermedius Spottail pinfish Diplodus holbrooki Spanish flag Gonioplectrus hispanus Shoal flounder Syacium gunteri Saucereye porgy Calamus calamus Octopus (genus) Octopus sp.
Most species with an incidence of 10 or more appear stable, with the exception of Apogon planifrons and Balistes vetula, which appear to be decreasing in sighting frequency within the Florida Keys.
10-100 Bar jack Carangoides ruber 10-100 Stoplight parrotfish Sparisoma viride 1 Queen trigger Balistes vetula 1 Stingray Dasyatis sp.