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

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


There are currently 3 recognized species in this genus:[1]


  1. ^ Matsuura, K. (2014): Taxonomy and systematics of tetraodontiform fishes: a review focusing primarily on progress in the period from 1980 to 2014. Ichthyological Research, 62 (1): 72-113.
  2. ^ Matsuura, K. & Yoshino, T. (2004): A new triggerfish of the genus Abalistes (Tetraodontiformes: Balistidae) from the western Pacific. Records of the Australian Museum, 56 (2): 189–194. [1] open access publication – free to read