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Balistes Phaleratus (Discoveries in Australia).jpg
Illustration of Abalistes stellaris
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Tetraodontiformes
Family: Balistidae
Genus: Abalistes
D. S. Jordan & Seale, 1906

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Abalistes is a small triggerfish genus found in the Indo-Pacific and eastern Atlantic.


There are currently three recognized species in this genus:[1]


  1. ^ Froese, Rainer, and Daniel Pauly, eds. (2012). Species of Abalistes in FishBase. October 2012 version.
  2. ^ MATSUURA, KEIICHI, & TETSUO YOSHINO, 2004. A new triggerfish of the genus Abalistes (Tetraodontiformes: Balistidae) from the western Pacific. Records of the Australian Museum 56(2): 189–194.