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Pseudobalistes naufragium (Stone triggerfish; Blunthead triggerfish)

Synonyms: Balistes naufragium
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Wikipedia Abstract

The stone triggerfish (Pseudobalistes naufragium) is the largest species of triggerfish. It is found at reefs and over sandy bottoms in the east Pacific, ranging from Baja California (Mexico) to Chile. It can reach 1 metre (3.3 ft) in length, but is more common at about half that size.
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Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Archipelago de Colon Biosphere Reserve 34336011 Galapagos Islands, Ecuador  


Prey / Diet

Coralliophila monodonta[1]
Eriphides hispida[2]
Jenneria pustulata (Jenner's cowry)[1]
Pachygrapsus transversus (mottled shore crab)[2]
Pherecardia striata[1]

Prey / Diet Overlap



Parasitized by 
Hypocreadium scaphosomum[3]
Neoapocreadium bravoae[3]
Stephanostomum provitellosum[3]

External References


Attributes / relations provided by
1Food-Web Structure and Dynamics of Eastern Tropical Pacific Coral Reefs: Panamá and Galápagos Islands, Peter W. Glynn, Food Webs and the Dynamics of Marine Reefs, eds. Tim R. McClanahan & George M. Branch, p. 185-208 (2008)
2A test of the Menge-Sutherland model of community organization in a tropical rocky intertidal food web, Bruce A. Menge, Jane Lubchenco, Stephen D. Gaines, Linda R. Ashkenas, Oecologia (Berlin) (1986) 71: 75-89
3Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
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Species taxanomy provided by GBIF Secretariat (2022). GBIF Backbone Taxonomy. Checklist dataset accessed via on 2023-06-13; License: CC BY 4.0