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Balistes vetula Linnaeus, 1758

Queen triggerfish
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Actinoptérygiens (poissons à nageoires rayonnées) > Tetraodontiformes (Puffers and filefishes) > Balistidae (Triggerfishes)
Etymology: Balistes: Latin, balista, -ae = crossbowman. In Greek, ballo = to throw (Ref. 45335).

Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range Écologie

; marin récifal; profondeur 2 - 275 m (Ref. 4727), usually 3 - 30 m (Ref. 40849).   Tropical; 28°C - ?; 43°N - 35°S, 98°W - 14°E

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Eastern Atlantic: Ascension, Cape Verde, and Azores (Ref. 7348); ranges south to southern Angola (Ref. 4420). Western Atlantic: Canada (Ref. 5951) to Massachusetts, USA and northern Gulf of Mexico to southeastern Brazil (Ref. 7251).

Length at first maturity / Taille / Poids / Âge

Maturity: Lm 23.5  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 60.0 cm TL mâle / non sexé; (Ref. 7251); common length : 30.0 cm TL mâle / non sexé; (Ref. 5217); poids max. publié: 5.4 kg (Ref. 4699)

Description synthétique Morphologie | Morphométrie

Épines dorsales (Total): 3; Rayons mous dorsaux (Total): 29-32; Épines anales 0; Rayons mous anaux: 27 - 29. Greenish or bluish gray on back, orange-yellow on lower part of head and abdomen, with two broad diagonal curved bright blue bands running from snout to below and in front of pectoral fins, the lowermost continuous with a blue ring around lips; a broad blue bar across caudal peduncle, and blue sub-marginal bands in median fins (Ref. 13442).

Biologie     Glossaire (ex. epibenthic)

Found over rocky or coral areas (Ref. 5217). May form schools, sometimes solitary over sand and grassy areas. Feeds mainly on benthic 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). Excellent food fish but occasionally can cause intoxication due to the liver.

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturité | Reproduction | Frai | Œufs | Fécondité | Larves

Référence principale Upload your references | Références | Coordinateur : Matsuura, Keiichi | Collaborateurs

Robins, C.R. and G.C. Ray, 1986. A field guide to Atlantic coast fishes of North America. Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston, U.S.A. 354 p. (Ref. 7251)

Statut dans la liste rouge de l'IUCN (Ref. 119314)

  Quasi-menacé (NT) ; Date assessed: 06 June 2011

CITES (Ref. 115941)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Menace pour l'homme

  Poisonous to eat





Utilisations par l'homme

Pêcheries: intérêt commercial mineur; pêche sportive: oui; Aquarium: Commercial
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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5078   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Niveau trophique (Ref. 69278):  3.8   ±0.1 se; Based on diet studies.
Résilience (Ref. 69278):  Milieu, temps minimum de doublement de population : 1,4 à 4,4 années (K=0.15-0.57).
Vulnérabilité (Ref. 59153):  Moderate vulnerability (36 of 100) .
Catégorie de prix (Ref. 80766):   Medium.