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Family: Tetraodontidae Puffers



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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Amblyrhynchotes honckenii Evileye blaasop Indo-West Pacific 30 TL 1785
Amblyrhynchotes rufopunctatus Western Central Pacific 1962
Arothron caeruleopunctatus Blue-spotted puffer Indo-West Pacific 80 TL 1994
Arothron carduus Eastern Indian Ocean 1849
Arothron diadematus Masked puffer Western Indian Ocean 30 TL 1829
Arothron firmamentum Starry toado Western Pacific 35 SL 1850
Arothron gillbanksii Southwest Pacific 1897
Arothron hispidus White-spotted puffer Indo-Pacific 50 TL 1758
Arothron immaculatus Immaculate puffer Indo-West Pacific 30 TL 1801
Arothron inconditus Bellystriped blaasop Southeast Atlantic 40 TL 1958
Arothron leopardus Banded leopardblowfish Indian Ocean 1878
Arothron manilensis Narrow-lined puffer Western Pacific 31 TL 1822
Arothron mappa Map puffer Indo-Pacific 65 TL 1831
Arothron meleagris Guineafowl puffer Indo-Pacific 50 TL 1798
Arothron multilineatus Many-lined pufferfish Indo-West Pacific 43 SL 2016
Arothron nigropunctatus Blackspotted puffer Indo-Pacific 33 TL 1801
Arothron reticularis Reticulated pufferfish Indo-West Pacific 45 SL 1801
Arothron stellatus Stellate puffer Indo-Pacific 120 TL 1798
Auriglobus amabilis Asia 7 SL 1982
Auriglobus modestus Asia 10.6 SL 1850
Auriglobus nefastus Greenbottle pufferfish Asia 13 SL 1982
Auriglobus remotus Asia 6.2 SL 1982
Auriglobus silus Asia 8.2 SL 1982
Canthigaster amboinensis Spider-eye puffer Indo-Pacific 15 TL 1864
Canthigaster axiologus Pacific crown toby Pacific 10.1 SL 1931
Canthigaster bennetti Bennett's sharpnose puffer Indo-Pacific 10 TL 1854
Canthigaster callisterna Clown toado Southwest Pacific 23 TL 1889
Canthigaster capistrata Macaronesian sharpnose-puffer Eastern Central Atlantic 1839
Canthigaster compressa Compressed toby Western Pacific 12 SL 1822
Canthigaster coronata Crowned puffer Former distribution of Ha 11 SL 1875
Canthigaster criobe Striped toby Central Pacific 3.9 SL 2012
Canthigaster cyanetron Bluebelly toby Southeast Pacific 7.1 NG 1989
Canthigaster cyanospilota Blue-spotted toby Indian Ocean 10.4 SL 2008
Canthigaster epilampra Lantern toby Indo-Pacific 12 TL 1903
Canthigaster figueiredoi Southern Atlantic sharpnose-puffer Western Atlantic 12 NG 2002
Canthigaster flavoreticulata Pacific Ocean 1986
Canthigaster inframacula Eastern Central Pacific 7.6 SL 1977
Canthigaster investigatoris Indo-West Pacific 1910
Canthigaster jactator Hawaiian whitespotted toby Pacific Ocean 9 TL 1901
Canthigaster jamestyleri Goldface toby Western Atlantic 8.5 SL 2002
Canthigaster janthinoptera Honeycomb toby Indo-Pacific 9 TL 1855
Canthigaster leoparda Leopard sharpnose puffer Eastern Indian Ocean 7.5 SL 1979
Canthigaster margaritata Indo-West Pacific 31.2 TL 1829
Canthigaster marquesensis Eastern Central Pacific 7.1 SL 1977
Canthigaster natalensis Natal toby Western Indian Ocean 8.6 SL 1870
Canthigaster ocellicincta Shy toby Western Pacific 7.5 SL 1977
Canthigaster papua Papuan toby Indo-West Pacific 10 SL 1848
Canthigaster petersii Peter's toby Indian Ocean 9 TL 1854
Canthigaster punctata Western Indian Ocean 1992
Canthigaster punctatissima Spotted sharpnosed puffer Eastern Central Pacific 9 TL 1870
Canthigaster pygmaea Pygmy toby Western Indian Ocean 5.6 TL 1977
Canthigaster rapaensis Central Pacific 7.8 SL 1977
Canthigaster rivulata Brown-lined puffer Indo-Pacific 18 TL 1850
Canthigaster rostrata Caribbean sharpnose-puffer Western Central Atlantic 12 TL 1786
Canthigaster sanctaehelenae St. Helena Sharpnose Pufferfish Southeast Atlantic 6.7 SL 1870
Canthigaster smithae Bicolored toby Western Indian Ocean 13 TL 1977
Canthigaster solandri Spotted sharpnose Indo-Pacific 11.5 TL 1845
Canthigaster supramacula West African sharpnose-puffer Eastern Central Atlantic 3.9 SL 2002
Canthigaster tyleri Tyler's toby Indian Ocean 9 TL 1977
Canthigaster valentini Valentin's sharpnose puffer Indo-Pacific 11 TL 1853
Carinotetraodon borneensis Asia 4.4 SL 1903
Carinotetraodon imitator Asia 1999
Carinotetraodon irrubesco Asia 4.4 SL 1999
Carinotetraodon lorteti Redeye puffer Asia 6 SL 1885
Carinotetraodon salivator Asia 4 SL 1995
Carinotetraodon travancoricus Malabar pufferfish Asia 3.5 TL 1941
Chelonodon dapsilis Plentiful toby Western Pacific 1943
Chelonodon laticeps Bluespotted blaasop Western Indian Ocean 20 TL 1948
Chelonodon patoca Milkspotted puffer Indo-Pacific 38 SL 1822
Chelonodon pleurospilus Blaasop beauty Western Indian Ocean 20 TL 1919
Chonerhinos naritus Asia 28.5 TL 1848
Colomesus asellus Amazon puffer South America 12.8 SL 1849
Colomesus psittacus Banded puffer Western Atlantic 29.3 TL 1801
Contusus brevicaudus Eastern Indian Ocean 25 TL 1981
Contusus richei Prickly toadfish Eastern Indian Ocean 25.4 SL 1813
Dichotomyctere erythrotaenia Red-striped toadfish Asia and Oceania 8.5 TL 1853
Dichotomyctere fluviatilis Green pufferfish Asia 17 TL 1822
Dichotomyctere kretamensis Asia 4.5 SL 1953
Dichotomyctere nigroviridis Spotted green pufferfish Asia 17 TL 1822
Dichotomyctere ocellatus Eyespot pufferfish Asia 8 TL 1870
Dichotomyctere sabahensis Asia 10.8 SL 1975
Ephippion guttifer Prickly puffer Eastern Atlantic 80 TL 1831
Feroxodon multistriatus Manystriped blowfish Western Pacific 39 TL 1854
Guentheridia formosa Spotted puffer Eastern Central Pacific 26 TL 1870
Javichthys kailolae Indian Ocean 1985
Lagocephalus cheesemanii Southwest Pacific 1897
Lagocephalus gloveri Indo-West Pacific 35 SL 1983
Lagocephalus guentheri Diamondback puffer Indo-West Pacific 26 TL 1915
Lagocephalus inermis Smooth blaasop Indo-West Pacific 90 SL 1850
Lagocephalus laevigatus Smooth puffer Western Atlantic 100 TL 1766
Lagocephalus lagocephalus Oceanic puffer Circumglobal 61 TL 1758
Lagocephalus lunaris Lunartail puffer Indo-West Pacific 45 SL 1801
Lagocephalus sceleratus Silver-cheeked toadfish Indo-West Pacific (Ref. 4 110 SL 1789
Lagocephalus spadiceus Half-smooth golden pufferfish Indo-West Pacific 43.1 TL 1845
Lagocephalus suezensis Western Indian Ocean 18 TL 1953
Lagocephalus wheeleri Northwest Pacific 30 SL 1984
Leiodon cutcutia Ocellated pufferfish Asia 15 TL 1822
Marilyna darwinii Western Central Pacific 9.5 SL 1873
Marilyna meraukensis Merauke toadfish Western Pacific 19 SL 1955
Marilyna pleurosticta Western Pacific. 1872
Omegophora armilla Ringed toadfish Eastern Indian Ocean 25 TL 1915
Omegophora cyanopunctata Eastern Indian Ocean 1981
Pao abei Asia 10.3 SL 1998
Pao baileyi Hairy puffer Asia 12 SL 1985
Pao bergii Asia 1905
Pao brevirostris Asia 9.5 SL 1957
Pao cambodgiensis Asia 15.3 SL 1923
Pao cochinchinensis Asia 11.3 SL 1866
Pao fangi Asia 1940
Pao hilgendorfii Asia 1905
Pao leiurus Asia 16 1850
Pao ocellaris Asia 1957
Pao palembangensis Asia 19.4 SL 1851
Pao suvattii Asia 11.5 SL 1985
Pao turgidus Asia 18.5 SL 2000
Pelagocephalus coheni Southeast Pacific 9.1 SL 1979
Pelagocephalus marki Rippled blaasop Southeast Atlantic 12 TL 1981
Polyspina piosae Eastern Indian Ocean 1955
Reicheltia halsteadi Halstead's toadfish Southwest Pacific 16 TL 1957
Sphoeroides andersonianus Eastern Pacific. Needs a 1957
Sphoeroides angusticeps Narrow-headed puffer Eastern Pacific 25 TL 1842
Sphoeroides annulatus Bullseye puffer Eastern Pacific 44 TL 1842
Sphoeroides dorsalis Marbled puffer Western Central Atlantic 20 TL 1934
Sphoeroides georgemilleri Western Central Atlantic 1972
Sphoeroides greeleyi Green puffer Western Atlantic 18 TL 1900
Sphoeroides kendalli Slick puffer Eastern Central Pacific 18 TL 1928
Sphoeroides lispus Naked puffer Eastern Pacific 35.2 TL 1996
Sphoeroides lobatus Longnose puffer Eastern Pacific 25 TL 1870
Sphoeroides maculatus Northern puffer Western Atlantic 36 TL 1801
Sphoeroides marmoratus Guinean puffer Eastern Atlantic 20 TL 1838
Sphoeroides nephelus Southern puffer Western Atlantic 30 TL 1882
Sphoeroides nitidus Southwest Pacific 1921
Sphoeroides pachygaster Blunthead puffer Circumglobal in tropical 40.5 SL 1848
Sphoeroides parvus Least puffer Western Atlantic 15 TL 1969
Sphoeroides rosenblatti Eastern Central Pacific 21.9 SL 1996
Sphoeroides sechurae Peruvian puffer Eastern Pacific 17 TL 1946
Sphoeroides spengleri Bandtail puffer Western Atlantic 30 TL 1785
Sphoeroides testudineus Checkered puffer Western Atlantic to South 38.8 TL 1758
Sphoeroides trichocephalus Pygmy puffer Eastern Pacific 10.5 TL 1870
Sphoeroides tyleri Bearded puffer Western Atlantic 12 NG 1972
Sphoeroides yergeri Speckled puffer Western Atlantic 1972
Takifugu alboplumbeus Indo-West Pacific. 23 SL 1845
Takifugu basilevskianus Indo-West Pacific. 1855
Takifugu bimaculatus Northwest Pacific 30 SL 1845
Takifugu chinensis Northwest Pacific 55 SL 1949
Takifugu chrysops Northwest Pacific 20 SL 1879
Takifugu coronoidus Northwest Pacific 1992
Takifugu exascurus Northwest Pacific 15 SL 1901
Takifugu flavidus Yellowbelly pufferfish Northwest Pacific 35 SL 1975
Takifugu niphobles Northwest Pacific 15 TL 1901
Takifugu oblongus Lattice blaasop Indo-West Pacific 40 TL 1786
Takifugu obscurus Obscure pufferfish Western Pacific 40 SL 1949
Takifugu ocellatus Asia 15 TL 1758
Takifugu orbimaculatus Asia 1984
Takifugu pardalis Northwest Pacific 30 SL 1850
Takifugu plagiocellatus Northwest Pacific 10.9 SL 2002
Takifugu poecilonotus Northwest Pacific 20 SL 1850
Takifugu porphyreus Northwest Pacific 52 TL 1850
Takifugu pseudommus Northwest Pacific 35 SL 1935
Takifugu radiatus Northwest Pacific 20 SL 1947
Takifugu reticularis Northwest Pacific 29 SL 1975
Takifugu rubripes Japanese pufferfish Northwest Pacific 80 TL 1850
Takifugu snyderi Western Pacific 30 SL 1988
Takifugu stictonotus Northwest Pacific 35 SL 1850
Takifugu variomaculatus Northwest Pacific 13.7 SL 2002
Takifugu vermicularis Purple puffer Northwest Pacific 30 SL 1850
Takifugu xanthopterus Yellowfin pufferfish Northwest Pacific 50 SL 1850
Tetractenos glaber Smooth toadfish Indo-West Pacific 15 TL 1813
Tetractenos hamiltoni Southwest Pacific 14 TL 1846
Tetraodon barbatus Asia 13.6 SL 1998
Tetraodon duboisi Africa 8.7 TL 1959
Tetraodon implutus Indian Ocean 1842
Tetraodon lineatus Globe fish Africa 43 TL 1758
Tetraodon mbu Fresh water puffer fish Africa 67 TL 1899
Tetraodon miurus Africa 15 SL 1902
Tetraodon pustulatus Africa 40 TL 1857
Tetraodon schoutedeni Africa 9 TL 1926
Tetraodon waandersii Asia 3.6 SL 1853
Torquigener albomaculosus White-spotted pufferfish Northwest Pacific 12 TL 2014
Torquigener altipinnis Southwest Pacific 1891
Torquigener andersonae Anderson's toadfish Southwest Pacific 16 TL 1983
Torquigener balteus Slender blaasop Western Indian Ocean 1989
Torquigener brevipinnis Indo-West Pacific 10 SL 1903
Torquigener flavimaculosus Yellowspotted puffer Western Indian Ocean 16 TL 1983
Torquigener florealis Western Central Pacific 18.5 SL 1871
Torquigener gloerfelti Western Central Pacific 1984
Torquigener hicksi Hick's toadfish Eastern Indian Ocean 13 TL 1983
Torquigener hypselogeneion Orange-spotted toadfish Indo-Pacific 10 TL 1852
Torquigener marleyi Western Indian Ocean 1929
Torquigener pallimaculatus Western Pacific 18 SL 1983
Torquigener parcuspinus Yellow-eyed toadfish Eastern Indian Ocean 10 TL 1983
Torquigener paxtoni Eastern Indian Ocean 1983
Torquigener perlevis Spineless toadfish Western Pacific 20 TL 1908
Torquigener pleurogramma Weeping toado Eastern Indian Ocean 21 TL 1903
Torquigener randalli Randall's puffer Eastern Central Pacific 12.7 SL 1983
Torquigener squamicauda Brush-tail toadfish Southwest Pacific 15 TL 1910
Torquigener tuberculiferus Indo-West Pacific 9.5 SL 1912
Torquigener vicinus Orangespotted puffer Eastern Indian Ocean 1930
Torquigener whitleyi Whitley's toadfish Indo-West Pacific 9.8 TL 1927
Tylerius spinosissimus Spiny blaasop Indo-West Pacific 12 TL 1908



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