Animalia > Chordata > Actinopterygii > Tetraodontiformes > Balistidae > Canthidermis > Canthidermis sufflamen

Canthidermis sufflamen (Filefish; Turbot; Ocean triggerfish; Ocean tally)

Synonyms: Balistes asperrimus; Balistes macrops; Balistes sobaco; Balistes sufflamen
Language: Danish; Mandarin Chinese; Papiamento; Portuguese; Spanish; Wayuu

Protected Areas

Prey / Diet

Diacavolinia longirostris (long-snout cavoline)[1]
Diadema antillarum (long-spined sea urchin)[1]

Prey / Diet Overlap


Coryphaena hippurus (Mahi-mahi)[2]
Makaira nigricans (Ocean guard)[2]
Thunnus albacares (Yellowfin-tuna)[2]


Parasitized by 
Neobenedenia melleni[3]
Otobothrium dipsacus[2]

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Rotterdam Zoo


Anguilla; Antigua and Barbuda; Aruba; Atlantic Ocean; Atlantic, Eastern Central; Atlantic, Northwest; Atlantic, Southeast; Atlantic, Southwest; Atlantic, Western Central; Bahamas; Barbados; Bermuda; Brazil; Canada; Canary Current; Cape Verde; Caribbean Sea; Cayman Islands; Cuba; Curaçao Island; Discovery Bay; Dominica; Dominican Republic; East Brazil Shelf; Grenada; Guadeloupe; Gulf of Mexico; Haiti; Indian Ocean; Indian Ocean, Western; Jamaica; Madeira Islands; Martinique; Montserrat; North Brazil Shelf; Northeast U.S. Continental Shelf; Pacific Ocean; Pacific, Western Central; Puerto Rico; Saint Helena; Saint Kitts and Nevis; Saint Lucia; Saint Paul's Rocks; Saint Vincent & the Grenadines; Sao Tomé and Principe; South Brazil Shelf; Southeast U.S. Continental Shelf; Trindade Island; Trinidad and Tobago; Turks and Caicos Is.; US Virgin Islands; USA (contiguous states); Virgin Islands (UK); Western Atlantic: Canada (Ref. 5951) to Massachusetts (USA), Bermuda, and northern Gulf of Mexico to South America. Eastern Atlantic: St. Paul's Rocks, Ascension, Cape Verde and St. Helena (Ref. 5288); Sao Tome Island (Ref. 34088).;

External References



Attributes / relations provided by
1Food Habits of Reef Fishes of the West Indies, John E. Randall, Stud. Trop. Oceanogr. 5, 665–847 (1967)
2Jorrit 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.
3Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London