family Balistidae


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Noun1.family Balistidae - triggerfishesfamily Balistidae - 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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The gray triggerfish (Batistes capriscus) (family Balistidae) is widely distributed throughout the Atlantic, from Nova Scotia to Argentina and throughout the Gulf of Mexico in the western Atlantic (Briggs, 1958; in Moore, 1967) and, in the eastern Atlantic, from Ireland (Quigley et al., 1993) to southwestern Africa (Longhurst and Pauly, 1987; Kortenang et al., 1996), where tremendous increases in biomass have been observed for this species beginning in the late 1960s (Caveriviere, 1982; Ofori-Danson, 1989).
YT 5.29 Family Nomeidae N 2.24 Cubiceps pauciradiatus N 2.24 Order Tetraodontiformes T 3.77 Family Balistidae T 3.77 Xantichthys mento T 3.77 Family Ostraciidae T 3.77 Lactoria diaphanum T 3.77 Family Tetraodontidae T 3.77 Lagocephalus lagocephalus T 3.77 Unidentified fishes MiF 3.77 Total prey weight (g) Area Taxon N W E Phylum Mollusca 16.35 2.54 9.48 Class Cephalopoda 16.35 2.54 9.48 Order Teuthoidea 16.35 2.54 9.48 Family Enoploteuthidae * Abraliopsis falco * Family Mastigoteuthidae 0.15 Mastigoteuthis spp.