English common name: Orangeside triggerfish
Spanish common name: chancho
Local name: cochito naranja
Taxonomic comments: Syn.: Balistes verres Gilbert & Starks, 1904, fide Appeltans et al. (2010)
Name status: Accepted name; taxon occurs in Galapagos.
Description: Size: To about 40 cm, Drab shades of gray to brown-gray and olive-brown; yellow to orange stripe runs from under chin toward pectoral fin. Can pale or darken and change color of belly to match background.
Comments: Habitat: Solitary, areas of coral development in shallow waters (<15m)
Last updated: 11 Jan 2013
Taxon native but not endemic.
Not Evaluated - Not yet been evaluated against the criteria.
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Galapagos island groups: Santa Cruz.
Distribution comments: Eastern Pacific; from Baja California to Pachacamac Island, near Peru; also Clippteron, Cocos, Revillagigedos and Galapagos. Central Baja California and Central Gulf of California to Northern Peru. All the oceanic islands of the Eastern Pacific.
Please be aware that this distribution map is automatically generated from database records (CDF and external specimens, literature records, and observations) and may not accurately reflect the currently-known distribution for all species.