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Sufflamen bursa  (Bloch & Schneider, 1801)

Boomerang triggerfish
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Actinopterigi (pesci con pinne raggiate) > Tetraodontiformes (Puffers and filefishes) > Balistidae (Triggerfishes)
Etymology: Sufflamen: Latin, sufflamen = clog (Ref. 45335).

Ambiente / Clima / Range Ecologia

; marino associati a barriera corallina; distribuzione batimetrica 3 - 90 m (Ref. 1602).   Tropical, preferred ?; 30°N - 36°S, 24°E - 124°W

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Indo-Pacific: East Africa to the Hawaiian, Marquesan and Ducie islands, north to southern Japan, south to the southern Great Barrier Reef in Australia, New Caledonia, and Rapa.

Size / Peso / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 25.0 cm TL maschio/sesso non determinato; (Ref. 4420)

Short description Morfologia | Morfometria

Spine dorsali (totale): 3; Raggi dorsali molli (totale): 27-30; Spine anali 0; Raggi anali molli: 25 - 27. The characteristic scythe mark crossing the pectoral base is yellowish-tan to green in juveniles and subadults.

Biologia     Glossario (es. epibenthic)

Inhabit clear inner and outer reef habitats from exposed algae reef flats to deep along drop-offs (Ref. 48637). Occur in seaward reefs below the surge zone (Ref. 205). Benthopelagic (Ref. 58302). Feed on crabs, bivalves, gastropods, algae, echinoids, tunicates, worms, eggs, and detritus. Oviparous (Ref. 205). Also taken by drive-in nets (Ref. 9770).

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturità | Riproduzione | Deposizione | Uova | Fecundity | Larve

Distinct pairing (Ref. 205).

Main reference Upload your references | Bibliografia | Coordinatore : Matsuura, Keiichi | Collaboratori

Myers, R.F., 1991. Micronesian reef fishes. Second Ed. Coral Graphics, Barrigada, Guam. 298 p. (Ref. 1602)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




Human uses

Pesca: scarso interesse commerciale; Acquario: Commerciale
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