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Class: Actinopteri
Order: Tetraodontiformes
Family: Balistidae Triggerfishes

Genus: Pseudobalistes

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3 species
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Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 60 cm TL
Pseudobalistes flavimarginatus (Rüppell, 1829)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Pseudobalistes flavimarginatus
[Yellowmargin triggerfish]



Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 55 cm TL
Pseudobalistes fuscus (Bloch & Schneider, 1801)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Pseudobalistes fuscus
[Yellow-spotted triggerfish]



Eastern Pacific from Baja
Max. Length 100 cm TL
Pseudobalistes naufragium (Jordan & Starks, 1895)

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Pseudobalistes naufragium
[Stone triggerfish]



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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Pseudobalistes flavimarginatus Yellowmargin triggerfish Indo-Pacific 60 TL 1829
Pseudobalistes fuscus Yellow-spotted triggerfish Indo-Pacific 55 TL 1801
Pseudobalistes naufragium Stone triggerfish Eastern Pacific from Baja 100 TL 1895



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