43 Species in Family Balistidae
Nominal species list for Balistidae
Scientific Name Author English Name
Abalistes filamentosus Matsuura & Yoshino, 2004
Abalistes stellaris (Bloch & Schneider, 1801) Starry triggerfish
Abalistes stellatus (Anonymous, 1798)
Balistapus undulatus (Park, 1797) Orange-lined triggerfish
Balistes capriscus Gmelin, 1789 Grey triggerfish
Balistes ellioti Day, 1889
Balistes polylepis Steindachner, 1876 Finescale triggerfish
Balistes punctatus Gmelin, 1789 Bluespotted triggerfish
Balistes rotundatus Marion de Procé, 1822
Balistes vetula Linnaeus, 1758 Queen triggerfish
Balistes willughbeii Lay & Bennett, 1839
Balistoides conspicillum (Bloch & Schneider, 1801) Clown triggerfish
Balistoides viridescens (Bloch & Schneider, 1801) Titan triggerfish
Canthidermis macrolepis (Boulenger, 1888) Largescale triggerfish
Canthidermis maculata (Bloch, 1786) Rough triggerfish
Canthidermis sufflamen (Mitchill, 1815) Ocean triggerfish
Melichthys indicus Randall & Klausewitz, 1973 Indian triggerfish
Melichthys niger (Bloch, 1786) Black triggerfish
Melichthys vidua (Richardson, 1845) Pinktail triggerfish
Odonus niger (Rüppell, 1836) Red-toothed triggerfish
Pseudobalistes flavimarginatus (Rüppell, 1829) Yellowmargin triggerfish
Pseudobalistes fuscus (Bloch & Schneider, 1801) Yellow-spotted triggerfish
Pseudobalistes naufragium (Jordan & Starks, 1895) Stone triggerfish
Rhinecanthus abyssus Matsuura & Shiobara, 1989
Rhinecanthus aculeatus (Linnaeus, 1758) White-banded triggerfish
Rhinecanthus assasi (Forsskål, 1775) Picasso triggerfish
Rhinecanthus cinereus (Bonnaterre, 1788)
Rhinecanthus lunula Randall & Steene, 1983 Halfmoon picassofish
Rhinecanthus rectangulus (Bloch & Schneider, 1801) Wedge-tail triggerfish
Rhinecanthus verrucosus (Linnaeus, 1758) Blackbelly triggerfish
Sufflamen albicaudatum (Rüppell, 1829) Bluethroat triggerfish
Sufflamen bursa (Bloch & Schneider, 1801) Boomerang triggerfish
Sufflamen chrysopterum (Bloch & Schneider, 1801) Halfmoon triggerfish
Sufflamen fraenatum (Latreille, 1804) Masked triggerfish
Sufflamen verres (Gilbert & Starks, 1904) Orangeside triggerfish
Xanthichthys auromarginatus (Bennett, 1832) Gilded triggerfish
Xanthichthys caeruleolineatus Randall, Matsuura & Zama, 1978 Outrigger triggerfish
Xanthichthys greenei Pyle & Earle, 2013 Greene's triggerfish
Xanthichthys lima (Bennett, 1832)
Xanthichthys lineopunctatus (Hollard, 1854) Striped triggerfish
Xanthichthys mento (Jordan & Gilbert, 1882) Redtail triggerfish
Xanthichthys ringens (Linnaeus, 1758) Sargassum triggerfish
Xenobalistes tumidipectoris Matsuura, 1981
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