Gray triggerfish

It is also reported from the Mediterranean sea and off Angola on the west coast of Africa.

The Gray triggerfish lives in the reef-associated, marine, depth range 0 - 100 m , usually 0 - 55 m environment.

The Gray Triggerfish has large incisor teeth and a deep laterally compressed body covered with tough, sandpaper-like skin. Unlike their cousin, the filefish, triggerfish have more than one dorsal spine. The action of this spine gives the triggerfish its (common) name. More

The gray triggerfish was originally described by the German naturalist Johann Friedrich Gmelin in 1788 who named it Balistes carolinensis. The name was later revised to Balistes capriscus. Synonyms include B. forcipatus Gmelin 1788, B. spilotopterygius Walbaum 1792, B. More


Gray triggerfish are so named for their main spine atop their head. It can lay flat or stand erect thus allowing the fish to lodge themselves in a reef crevice to avoid being pulled out by a predator. More

Gray triggerfish have a flat, compressed body with a shape somewhere between round and rectangular. They have bone-like scales that make them almost impenetrable to predators. The mouth is narrow, with chisel-like teeth. More

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he gray triggerfish, Balistes capriscus, is one of the most abundant fishes along the northeast Gulf of Mexico. It is also one of the most unusual fishes in this region. More

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The Gray Triggerfish is a very common fish found offshore near reefs and oil rigs and at times near shore at the jetties. It has a gray body with irregular dark markings. More

In its appearance and habits, the Gray Triggerfish is a typical member of the Balistes family except for its drab,uniformly gray coloration. It is a relatively small fish, usually less than 5 pounds in weight. More

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The gray triggerfish is found Gulfwide in offshore waters 40-200 feet deep. It is most common near wrecks, rocks, reefs, and offshore oil and gas platforms. Juveniles are often nearer to shore. It is most common in the northern Gulf. More

Gray triggerfish is an important sport and commercial fish species in the northern Gulf of Mexico, yet, there is little information on the reproductive biology and behavior of gray triggerfish Balistes capriscus. More

The Gray Triggerfish also known as the Common Triggerfish is mostly found well offshore. It averages from 1 to 3lbs and occasionally as much as 10lbs. World record is 13lbs 9ozs. More

A gray triggerfish, Balistes capriscus, on the wreck of the Irene / Truro, two barges that sank on May 26, 1934 in 75' of water about seven miles off the coast of Island Beach State Park, New Jersey Headline Gray Triggerfish More

gray triggerfish, establishes a recreational quota for greater amberjack and recreational catch limits for gray triggerfish, increases the commercial and recreational minimum size limit for gray triggerfish, increases the recreational minimum size limit for greater amberjack, and reduces the greater amberjack More

The gray triggerfish, also known as the common or spotted triggerfish, is the species usually caught by Gulf anglers. It's found in Gulf coastal waters and in the Atlantic from Nova Scotia to the West Indies. As the name suggests, it's usually grayish in color. More

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The Gray triggerfish is easy to identify and is appropriately named. This solid gray fish can be found as far north as Canada and stretches south towards Argentina. More

thresholds for gray triggerfish consistent with the requirements of the Sustainable Fisheries Act. This proposed rule is intended to end overfishing of greater amberjack and gray triggerfish and to rebuild these stocks to sustainable levels. More

Common names

Acará-fuso in Portuguese (Português)
Acará-mocó in Portuguese (Português)
Acaramuçu in Portuguese (Português)
Acarapicu in Portuguese (Português)
Acarapucu in Portuguese (Português)
Akpãgba in Ewe (Ɛʋɛgbɛ)
Almindelig aftrækkerfisk in Danish (dansk)
Amérikansky spinorogue in Russian (русский язык)
Avtrekkerfisk in Norwegian (Norsk)
Balestra in Slovene
Balestra in Slovenian (slovenščina)
Balista in Rumanian
Baliste in French (français)
Baliste cabri in French (français)
Baliste capri in French (français)
Baliste commun in French (français)
Baliste commune in French (français)
Baliste gris in French (français)
Balistes capriscus in French (français)
Balistes capriscus in Italian (Italiano)
Ballesta in Catalan (Català)
Ballesta in Spanish (español)
Bot in Catalan (Català)
Bot in Spanish (español)
bridled triggerfish in English
buc in Croatian (Hrvatski)
Cachúa in Spanish (español)
Cangulo in Portuguese (Português)
Cangulo papo-amarelo in Portuguese (Português)
Cangulo-branco in Portuguese (Português)
Cangulo-cinzento in Portuguese (Português)
Cangulo-da-parede in Portuguese (Português)
Cangulo-de-Fernando in Portuguese (Português)
Cangurro in Portuguese (Português)
Capado in Portuguese (Português)
Cochino gris in Spanish (español)
cocuyo in Spanish (español)
Common triggerfish in Spanish (español)
Cucuyo in English
Çütre baligi in Turkish (Türkçe)
Çütre balığı in Turkish (Türkçe)
Drückerfisch in German (Deutsch)
Escopeta in Spanish (español)
Fambil in Creole, Portuguese
Fambil in Creoles and Pidgins, Portuguese
Fambil in Portuguese (Português)
Fanfré in French (français)
Fantasma in Portuguese (Português)
Filefish in English
Filfisk in Swedish (Svenska)
Gourounópsaro in Greek (Ελληνικά)
Gourounópsaro in Greek, Modern (1453)
Grå tryckarfisk in Swedish (Svenska)
Gråtryckarfisk in Swedish (Svenska)
Grauer Drückerfisch in German (Deutsch)
gray triggerfish in English
Grey triggerfish in English
Hallouf in Arabic (‫العربية)
Hmar in Maltese (Malti)
Khanzyr in Arabic (‫العربية)
Kostorog in Croatian (Hrvatski)
Kostorog in Serbian (српски језик)
Kostorog in Serbo-Croatian (Српскохрватски)
leather-jacket in English
leatherjacket in English
Lija moteada in Spanish (español)
Maracuguara in Portuguese (Português)
miš in Croatian (Hrvatski)
mih in Croatian (Hrvatski)
Mihaca in Serbian (српски језик)
mihaèa in Croatian (Hrvatski)
miš in Croatian (Hrvatski)
Mola in Italian (Italiano)
Mongarakawahagi in Japanese (日本語)
Monochiros in Greek (Ελληνικά)
Monochiros in Greek, Modern (1453)
Ndor in Wolof (Wollof)
Ndox in Wolof (Wollof)
Nezumimongara in Japanese (日本語)
pe(s)šebala in Croatian (Hrvatski)
pe(s)šebala in Croatian (Hrvatski)
Pešebala in Croatian (Hrvatski)
pešeluna in Croatian (Hrvatski)
Peixe porco in Portuguese (Português)
Peixe-burro in Portuguese (Português)
Peixe-gatilho in Portuguese (Português)
Peixe-mola in Portuguese (Português)
Peixe-porco in Portuguese (Português)
Peje puerco in Spanish (español)
Pejepuerco in Spanish (español)
Pejepuerco blanco in Spanish (español)
Penolera in Spanish (español)
Peroá in Portuguese (Português)
Peroatinga in Portuguese (Português)
Perua in Portuguese (Português)
Pesce balestra in Italian (Italiano)
Pesce palo in Italian (Italiano)
Pesce porco in Italian (Italiano)
Pesce puorco in Italian (Italiano)
Pesce sorice in Italian (Italiano)
Pescio porcu in Italian (Italiano)
Pešebala in Croatian (Hrvatski)
pešeluna in Croatian (Hrvatski)
Peshk derr in Albanian (Shqip)
Pez ballesta in Spanish (español)
Pig-faced in English
Pirá-acá in Portuguese (Português)
Piraaca in Portuguese (Português)
Piruá in Portuguese (Português)
Pisci poccu in Italian (Italiano)
Pisci porcu in Italian (Italiano)
Pishiporko trail in Papiamento
Poisson à g‚chette in French (français)
Poisson à gâchette in French (français)
Poisson-g‚chette in French (français)
Poisson-gachette in French (français)
Poisson-porc in French (français)
Porco in Portuguese (Português)
Puerco in Spanish (español)
Riba-kourok in Russian (русский язык)
Rogatnica in Polish (polski)
Roncon in Spanish (español)
Sabaco in Spanish (español)
Säppikala in Finnish (suomen kieli)
Schweinedruckerfisch in German (Deutsch)
Séri spinorogue in Russian (русский язык)
sobaco in Spanish (español)
sonfiš in Croatian (Hrvatski)
sonfiš in Croatian (Hrvatski)
Surer (peix) in Catalan (Català)
Takpolou ou gbagbazoléké in Fon
Takpolou ou gbagbazoléké in Fon GBE
Tambor in Creole, Portuguese
Tambor in Creoles and Pidgins, Portuguese
Tambor in Spanish (español)
Tapa fallas in Spanish (español)
Tenka in Croatian (Hrvatski)
Tokho yèkhè in Susu
Trekkervis in Dutch (Nederlands)
Trigger fish in English
Triggerfish in English
Tryckarfisk in Swedish (Svenska)
Turbot in English
Varraco in Spanish (español)
Γαϊδουρόψαρο in Greek (Ελληνικά)
Γουρουνόψαρο in Greek (Ελληνικά)
Μονόχειρος in Greek (Ελληνικά)
Μονόχειρος in Greek, Modern (1453)
Μονόχοιρος in Greek (Ελληνικά)
Серый спинорог in Russian (русский язык)
спинорог in Russian (русский язык)
ﻑﻮﻠﺣ in Arabic (‫العربية)
加罗利鳞鲀 in Mandarin Chinese
加羅利鱗魨 in Mandarin Chinese
斑点鳞鲀 in Mandarin Chinese
斑點鱗魨 in Mandarin Chinese
灰鱗魨 in Mandarin Chinese
灰鳞鲀 in Mandarin Chinese

Order : Tetraodontiformes
Family : Balistidae
Genus : Balistes
Species : Balistes capriscus
Authority : Gmelin, 1789