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Balistes polylepis Finescale Triggerfish

Balistes polylepisis commonly referred to as Finescale Triggerfish. Difficulty in the aquarium: Not suitable for home aquaria!. Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown.


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lexID:
4129 
AphiaID:
275234 
Scientific:
Balistes polylepis 
German:
Ostpazifischer Drückerfisch 
English:
Finescale Triggerfish 
Category:
Triggerfishes 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Tetraodontiformes (Order) > Balistidae (Family) > Balistes (Genus) > polylepis (Species) 
Initial determination:
Steindachner, 1876 
Occurrence:
El Salvador, Chile, Columbia, Costa Rica, Eastern Pacific Ocean, Ecuador, Galapagos Islands, Guatemala, Gulf of California, Hawaii, Honduras, Mexico (East Pacific), Nicaragua, Panama, Peru, USA 
Sea depth:
3 - 60 Meter 
Size:
up to 29.92" (76 cm) 
Temperature:
68 °F - 77 °F (20°C - 25°C) 
Food:
Crabs, Crustaceans, Fish (little fishes), Frozen Food (large sort), Schrimps, Sea urchins, Shrimps, Snails, Worms 
Difficulty:
Not suitable for home aquaria! 
Offspring:
Not available as offspring 
Toxicity:
Toxic hazard unknown 
CITES:
Not evaluated 
Red List:
Least concern (LC)  
Related species at
Catalog of Life:
 
Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2020-03-30 21:51:34 

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Fishbase:
"Occurs in rocky reefs, boulder strewn slopes and adjacent areas of sand. Adults demersal; young pelagic. Feeds on sea urchins, small crustaceans and mollusks "

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