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Balistes capriscus (Grey triggerfish; Cucuyo; Filefish; Gray Triggerfish; Leatherjacket; Pig-faced; Trigger fish; Triggerfish; Turbot)

Synonyms: Balistes buniva; Balistes caprinus; Balistes carolinensis; Balistes forcipatus; Balistes fuliginosus; Balistes moribundus; Balistes powellii; Balistes spilotopterygius; Balistes taeniopterus; Nematobalistes forcipatus
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Wikipedia Abstract

The grey triggerfish (Balistes capriscus) is a ray-finned fish in the triggerfish family. The species is native to shallow parts of the western Atlantic from Nova Scotia to Argentina and also the eastern Atlantic, the Mediterranean Sea and off Angola on the west coast of Africa.In its appearance and habits, the grey triggerfish is a typical member of the genus Balistes except for its drab, uniformly grey colouration. It is a relatively small fish, usually less than 2.3 kg (5 lb) in weight.
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Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Banco Chinchorro Biosphere Reserve VI 358906 Mexico    
Cardigan Bay/ Bae Ceredigion 236876 Wales, United Kingdom
Carmarthen Bay and Estuaries/ Bae Caerfyrddin ac Aberoedd 163340 Wales, United Kingdom
Chesil and the Fleet 4032 England, United Kingdom
Durness 2997 Scotland, United Kingdom  
Everglades and Dry Tortugas Biosphere Reserve   Florida, United States  
Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary IV 2387149 Florida, United States
Lyme Bay and Torbay 77215 England, United Kingdom
Mòine Mhór 2843 Scotland, United Kingdom
Oronsay 840 Scotland, United Kingdom
Pembrokeshire Marine/ Sir Benfro Forol 341177 Wales, United Kingdom  
Plymouth Sound and Estuaries 15820 England, United Kingdom
Reserva de la Biosfera de Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve VI 1312618 Mexico  
Start Point to Plymouth Sound & Eddystone 84204 England, United Kingdom  
Sunart 25320 Scotland, United Kingdom

Prey / Diet

Acantholobulus bermudensis (strongtooth mud crab)[1]
Alpheus armatus (brown snapping shrimp)[1]
Alpheus armillatus (banded snapping shrimp)[1]
Alpheus cristulifrons (dotted snapping shrimp)[1]
Alpheus floridanus (sand snapping shrimp)[1]
Alpheus formosus (striped snapping shrimp)[1]
Alpheus heterochaelis (bigclaw snapping shrimp)[1]
Alpheus normanni (green snapping shrimp)[1]
Alpheus peasei (orangetail snapping shrimp)[1]
Americardia guppyi (guppy strawberry cockle)[1]
Americardia media (atlantic strawberry cockle)[1]
Anadara notabilis (eared ark)[1]
Anodontia alba (buttercup lucine)[1]
Antillipecten antillarum (Antillean scallop)[1]
Arbacia punctulata (purple-spined sea urchin)[1]
Arca zebra (turkey wing)[1]
Arcopsis adamsi (adams ark)[1]
Asaphis deflorata (gaudy sanguin)[1]
Balanus amphitrite (Striped barnacle)[1]
Balanus eburneus (ivory barnacle)[1]
Balanus reticulatus[1]
Barbatia candida (white-beard ark)[1]
Barbatia domingensis (white miniature ark)[1]
Calappa ocellata (ocellate box crab)[1]
Callinectes similis (lesser blue crab)[1]
Caribachlamys ornata (ornate scallop)[1]
Caribachlamys pellucens (knobby scallop)[1]
Carpilius corallinus (batwing coral crab)[1]
Chama macerophylla (leafy jewelbox)[1]
Chama sarda (cherry jewelbox)[1]
Chione cancellata (cross-barred venus)[1]
Clathrolucina costata (costate lucine)[1]
Clypeaster subdepressus (sand dollar)[1]
Codakia orbicularis (tiger lucine)[1]
Coryrhynchus sidneyi (shortfinger neck crab)[1]
Ctena orbiculata (dwarf tiger lucine)[1]
Cyclozodion angustum (nodose box crab)[1]
Dallocardia muricata (yellow pricklycockle)[1]
Diacavolinia longirostris (long-snout cavoline)[1]
Diacria trispinosa (three-spine cavoline)[1]
Diadema antillarum (long-spined sea urchin)[1]
Diplodonta caelata (pimpled diplodon)[1]
Diplodonta nucleiformis (nut-shaped diplodon)[1]
Domecia acanthophora (elkhorn coral crab)[1]
Dyspanopeus texanus (Gulf grassflat crab)[1]
Echinometra lucunter (rock boring urchin)[1]
Echinometra viridis (Green boring reef urchin)[1]
Encope michelini (notched sand dollar)[1]
Epialtus kingsleyi[1]
Epialtus longirostris[1]
Ericerodes gracilipes (unicorn neck crab)[1]
Euapta lappa (beaded sea cucumber)[1]
Eucidaris tribuloides (slate pencil urchin)[1]
Farranula gracilis[2]
Fulvia laevigata[1]
Garthiope barbadensis (prickly mud crab)[1]
Gnathophylloides mineri (squat urchin shrimp)[1]
Gouldia cerina (waxy gouldclam)[1]
Hexapanopeus caribbaeus (Caribbean mud crab)[1]
Hippolyte pleuracanthus (false zostera shrimp)[1]
Hippolyte zostericola (zostera shrimp)[1]
Holothuria arenicola (Burrowing sea cucumber)[1]
Holothuria mexicana (donkey dung sea cucumber)[1]
Isognomon bicolor (bicolored purse-oyster)[1]
Isognomon radiatus (lister purse-oyster)[1]
Isostichopus badionotus (four-sided sea cucumber)[1]
Laevichlamys multisquamata (many-ribbed scallop)[1]
Latreutes fucorum (slender sargassum shrimp)[2]
Leiosolenus bisulcatus (mahogany datemussel)[1]
Leodia sexiesperforata (six holed keyhole urchin)[1]
Lima lima (spiny fileclam)[1]
Limaria pellucida (Antillean fileclam)[1]
Lirophora paphia[1]
Lithophaga teres (black datemussel)[1]
Lucina pensylvanica (Pennsylvania lucine)[1]
Lytechinus variegatus (green sea urchin)[1]
Lytechinus williamsi (Williams' variable sea urchin)[1]
Megabalanus tintinnabulum[1]
Mellita tenuis[1]
Meoma ventricosa (West Indian sea biscuit)[1]
Micropanope nuttingi (beaded mud crab)[1]
Microphrys antillensis (lobed decorator crab)[1]
Microphrys bicornutus (speck-claw decorator crab)[1]
Microphrys interruptus[1]
Mithraculus cinctimanus (banded clinging crab)[1]
Mithraculus ruber[1]
Mithraculus sculptus (green clinging crab)[1]
Mithrax aculeatus[1]
Mithrax hemphilli[1]
Mithrax holderi[1]
Mithrax spinosissimus (channel clinging crab)[1]
Mithrax verrucosus (paved clinging crab)[1]
Modiolus americanus (American horsemussel)[1]
Monolene maculipinna (Pacific deepwater)[1]
Mysia pellucida[1]
Pachycheles riisei (Riise porcelain crab)[1]
Pachygrapsus transversus (mottled shore crab)[1]
Paguristes cadenati (red reef hermit)[1]
Paguristes grayi (Gray's hermit crab)[1]
Paguristes tortugae (bandeye hermit)[1]
Pagurus bonairensis[1]
Pagurus brevidactylus (Hermit crab)[1]
Panopeus occidentalis (furrowed mud crab)[1]
Panulirus argus (Caribbean spiny lobster)[1]
Papyridea soleniformis (spiny papercockle)[1]
Paraliomera dispar (black coral crab)[1]
Paraliomera longimana (longarm coral crab)[1]
Parapinnixa bouvieri[1]
Parapinnixa hendersoni[1]
Periclimenes americanus (American grass shrimp)[1]
Periclimenes longicaudatus (longtail grass shrimp)[1]
Periclimenes pedersoni (Pederson cleaner shrimp)[1]
Periglypta listeri (princess venus)[1]
Petrolisthes galathinus (banded porcelain crab)[1]
Petrolisthes jugosus (redwhite porcelain crab)[1]
Pilumnus diomedeae[1]
Pilumnus gemmatus (tuberculate hairy crab)[1]
Pilumnus holosericus (roseate hairy crab)[1]
Pilumnus lacteus (velvet hairy crab)[1]
Pilumnus longleyi (studded hairy crab)[1]
Pilumnus marshi (quadrate hairy crab)[1]
Pilumnus pannosus (beaded hairy crab)[1]
Pilumnus reticulatus[1]
Pilumnus sayi (spineback hairy crab)[1]
Pinna carnea (amber penshell)[1]
Pitar fulminatus (lightning pitar)[1]
Pitho aculeata (massive urn crab)[1]
Pitho lherminieri (broadback urn crab)[1]
Pitho quadridentata[1]
Pitho sexdentata[1]
Podochela riisei[1]
Portunus sayi (sargassum swimming crab)[2]
Pteria colymbus (Atlantic wing-oyster)[1]
Stenopus hispidus (redbanded coral shrimp, 'opae-huna)[1]
Stenorhynchus seticornis (yellowline arrow crab)[1]
Synalpheus brevicarpus (Short-clawed sponge shrimp)[1]
Synalpheus fritzmuelleri (speckled snapping shrimp)[1]
Synalpheus goodei[1]
Synalpheus longicarpus (Longclawed sponge shrimp)[1]
Synalpheus pandionis (turtlegrass snapping shrimp)[1]
Synalpheus townsendi (Townsend snapping shrimp)[1]
Tellina radiata (sunrise tellin)[1]
Tellinella listeri (speckled tellin)[1]
Tozeuma carolinense (arrow shrimp)[1]
Trachycardium isocardia (even pricklycockle)[1]
Tripneustes ventricosus (sea egg)[1]
Tucetona pectinata (comb bittersweet)[1]

Prey / Diet Overlap

Competing SpeciesCommon Prey Count
Abudefduf saxatilis (Sergeant-major)1
Atherinomorus stipes (Hardhead silversides)1
Caranx crysos (Yellow tail cavalli)2
Cheilopogon melanurus (Flyingfish)1
Chromis multilineata (Yellow-edge chromis)1
Decapterus punctatus (Summer stonebrass)1
Histrio histrio (Sargassumfish)1
Monacanthus ciliatus (Leather-fish)1
Parexocoetus brachypterus (Two-winged flying-fish)1
Prognichthys occidentalis (Bluntnose flyingfish)1
Seriola rivoliana (Pacific amberjack)2
Stephanolepis hispidus (Triggerfish)2

Predators

Acanthocybium solandri (Wahoo fish)[1]
Coryphaena hippurus (Mahi-mahi)[1]
Rhizoprionodon acutus (Yellow dog shark)[3]
Scomberomorus cavalla (Spanish mackerel)[1]
Thunnus atlanticus (Deep-bodied tunny)[4]

Consumers

Parasitized by 
Apocreadium mexicanum <Unverified Name>[5]
Helicometra fasciata[5]
Homalometron balistis[5]
Homalometron mexicanum[5]
Hypocreadium biminensis <Unverified Name>[5]
Hypocreadium lamelliforme[5]
Neoapocreadium coili[5]
Neobenedenia melleni[5]
Nybelinia indica[5]
Otobothrium cysticum[5]
Pseudocreadium biminensis <Unverified Name>[5]

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

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Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Aquarium & Rainforest at Moody Gardens
Bermuda Aquarium Museum and Zoo
Budapest Zool.& Botanical Garden

Distribution

Aegean Sea; Angola; Antigua and Barbuda; Argentina; Aruba; Ascension Island; Atlantic Ocean; Atlantic, Eastern Central; Atlantic, Northeast; Atlantic, Northwest; Atlantic, Southeast; Atlantic, Southwest; Atlantic, Western Central; Bahamas; Barbados; Belize; Benguela Current; Benin; Bermuda; Black Sea; Brazil; Canada; Canary Current; Cape Verde; Caribbean Sea; Celtic-Biscay Shelf; Colombia; Costa Rica; Cuba; Curaçao Island; Discovery Bay; Dominica; Dominican Republic; East Brazil Shelf; Eastern Atlantic: Mediterranean to Moçamedes, Angola. Western Atlantic: Nova Scotia (Canada), Bermuda, and northern Gulf of Mexico to Argentina (Ref. 7251).; French Guiana; Gabon; Gibraltar; Grenada; Guatemala; Guinea; Guinea Current; Guinea-Bissau; Gulf of Mexico; Guyana; Haiti; Honduras; Iberian Coastal; Ireland; Italy; Jamaica; Lebanon; Madeira Islands; Malta; Mauritania; Mediterranean Sea; Mediterranean and Black Sea; Mexico; Netherlands; Nicaragua; North Brazil Shelf; Northeast U.S. Continental Shelf; Norway; Norwegian Sea; Pacific Central-American Coastal; Pacific Ocean; Pacific, Southeast; Panama; Patagonian Shelf; Puerto Rico; Saint Helena; Saint Kitts and Nevis; Saint Lucia; Saint Vincent & the Grenadines; Sao Tomé and Principe; Sargasso Sea; Scotian Shelf; Sea of Marmara; Slovenia; South Brazil Shelf; Southeast U.S. Continental Shelf; Suriname; Sweden; Trindade Island; Trinidad and Tobago; Turkey; USA (contiguous states); United Kingdom; Venezuela;

Photos

Citations

Attributes / relations provided by
1Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics.
2COMMUNITY STRUCTURE AND DIETS OF FISHES ASSOCIATED WITH PELAGIC SARGASSUM AND OPEN-WATER HABITATS OFF NORTH CAROLINA, Tara L. Casazza, Thesis, University of North Carolina Wilmington, 2008
3Food composition and distribution of elasmobranches on the shelf and upper slope of the Eastern Central Atlantic., Patokina F.A., Litvinov F.F., ICES CM 2005/N:26
4Size related variability in the summer diet of the blackfin tuna (Thunnus atlanticus Lesson, 1831) from Tobago, the Lesser Antilles, M. Headley, H. A. Oxenford, M. S. Peterson and P. Fanning, J. Appl. Ichthyol. 25 (2009), 669–675
5Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
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