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Taxonavigation: Tetraodontiformes

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Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Cladus: Chordata Craniata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Superclassis: Osteichthyes
Classis: Actinopterygii
Subclassis: Neopterygii
Infraclassis: Teleostei
Superordo: Acanthopterygii
Ordo: Tetraodontiformes

Familia: Balistidae
Genus: Balistes
Species: B. capriscus – B. ellioti – B. polylepis – B. punctatus – B. rotundatus – B. vetula – B. willughbeii


  • Balistes Linnaeus, 1758
    • Gender: masculine
    • Type species: Balistes vetula Linnaeus, 1758
      • Fixation: subsequent designation by Bleeker 1865: 98


  • Linnaeus, C. 1758. Systema Naturae per regna tria naturæ, secundum classes, ordines, genera, species, cum characteribus, differentiis, synonymis, locis, Tomus I. Editio decima, reformata. Holmiæ: impensis direct. Laurentii Salvii. i–ii, 1–824 pp  doi: 10.5962/bhl.title.542: page 327.
  • Bleeker, P. 1865-69: Atlas ichthyologique des Indes Orientales Néêrlandaises, publié sous les auspices du Gouvernement colonial néêrlandais. Tome V. Baudroies, Ostracions, Gymnodontes, Balistes. 1-152, Pls. 194-231. [Text published 1865-1869, plates published in 1865.]
  • Balistes and its species (including synonyms) in Catalog of Fishes,
    Eschmeyer, W.N. (ed) (2015). Catalog of Fishes electronic version.
  • Roskov Y., Kunze T., Orrell T., Abucay L., Paglinawan L., Culham A., Bailly N., Kirk P., Bourgoin T., Baillargeon G., Decock W., De Wever A., Didžiulis V., eds. (2014) Balistes in Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life, 17th March 2014. Digital resource at Species 2000: Naturalis, Leiden, the Netherlands.

Vernacular names[edit]

italiano: Pesce balestra