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Related to Balistidae: triggerfish
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Noun1.Balistidae - triggerfishesBalistidae - triggerfishes        
fish family - any of various families of fish
order Plectognathi, order Tetraodontiformes, Plectognathi - boxfishes; filefishes; globefishes; ocean sunfishes; triggerfishes; puffers
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
filefish - narrow flattened warm-water fishes with leathery skin and a long file-like dorsal spine
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La familia Balistidae comprende unas 40 especies en todo el mundo, 10 de ellas se conocen en aguas colombianas, resaltando Canthidermis maculata y Melichthys niger por estar presentes en el Caribe y el Pacifico (Acero, Mejia, & Santos-Acevedo, 2002).
Key words: Balistes, Balistidae, Luvarus, Luvaridae, new records, range extension
Balistidae, Scorpaenidae and Diodontidae are small bony species with distinctive spines and scutes that survive well.
Anchoa Bothidae Bothus Bothus lunatus Lenguado Balistidae Balistes Balistes vetula Pejepuerco Aluterus Aluterus scriptus Pejepalo Polynemidae Polydactylus Polydactylus virginicus Pejegato Diodontidae Chilomicterus Chilomicterus antillarum Pejesapo Engraulidae Cetengraulis Cetengraulis edentulus Pelona Merlucciidae Lepophidium Lepophidium profundorum Perla Dasyatidae Dasyatis Dasyatis americana Raya Ostraciidae Lactophrys Lactophrys tricornis Torito Scaridae Sparisoma Sparisoma sp Vieja lora Tabla 2.
The most common families are the Pomacentridae (angelfish, damselfish and clownfish), the Holocentridae (soldierfish and squirrelfish), Chaetodonitidae (butterfly fish) Acanthuridae (surgeonfish, named for the sharp spines at the base of the tail), the Muraenidae (moray eels), the Serranidae (sea-bass and groupers), the Scaridae (parrotfish, named for the shape of their mouths, capable of rasping the hard coral), and the Balistidae (triggerfish).
Marine foods Reptiles Green sea turtles (Chelonia mydas) Mammals Sea lions (Zalophus californianus), dolphins (Delphinus delphis), fin whale (Balaenoptera physalus), Bryde's whales (Balaenoptera edeni) Fish Bony and cartilaginous fish (Tetraodontidae, Balistidae, Serranidae, Carangidae, Dasyatidae, Rhinobatidae, and Alopiidae) Birds Brown Pelicans (Pelicanus occidentalis occidentalis), gulls (Larus spp.
sanpaulensis Resource Family Fishes Sciaenidae Stromateidae Sciaenidae Phycidae Triglidae Phycidae Percophidae Cheilodactylidae Ariidae Phycidae Serranidae Paralichthydae Balistidae Sciaenidae Scianidae Trichiuridae Lophiidae Ophidiidae Sparidae Paralichthydae Mugiloididae Sciaenidae Zeidae Rajidae Sciaenidae Sciaenidae Branchiostegidae Haemulidae Sciaenidae Crustaceans Penaeidae Penaeidae Geryonidae Aristeidae Penaeidae Penaeidae Pandalidae Molluscs Ommastrephidae Octopodidae Loliginidae Table 2.