Balistes polylepis, Finescale triggerfish, Finscale triggerfish, photos, facts and physical characteristics


Balistes polylepis, Finescale triggerfish, Finscale triggerfish, photos, facts and physical characteristics

Balistes polylepis

Balistes polylepis Description

Compressed and deep body. The dorsal fin has 3 spines and 26-28 soft rays. The mouth is small and the teeth are strong and prominent, eight in each jaw. It feeds on sea urchins, small crustaceans and mollusks.

Balistes polylepis Common Names

  • Finescale triggerfish, Finscale triggerfish

Balistes polylepis Taxonomic Structure

What type of species is Balistes polylepis? Below, you will find the taxonomic groups the Balistes polylepis species belongs to.

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Balistes polylepis, marine species closely related

Balistes polylepis, distinctive physical characteristics

How to identify Balistes polylepis marine species? Below, you will find the list of main identification criteria and physical characteristics of marine species Balistes polylepis. For each identification criteria, the corresponding physical characteristics of marine species Balistes polylepis are marked in green.

Balistes polylepis, geographic distribution

Where is Balistes polylepis found in the world? Below, you will find the list and a world map of the geographic distribution where the marine species Balistes polylepis can be found.

There is no photo/diving site associated to this marine animal

Balistes polylepis, underwater photographers

Which photographers have photos of Balistes polylepis species? Below, you will find the list of underwater photographers and their photos of the marine species Balistes polylepis.