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Family: Tetraodontidae Puffers



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Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 30 cm TL
Amblyrhynchotes honckenii (Bloch, 1785)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Amblyrhynchotes honckenii
[Evileye blaasop]
No picture found


 
Amblyrhynchotes rufopunctatus
[]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 80 cm TL
Arothron caeruleopunctatus Matsuura, 1994

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Arothron caeruleopunctatus
[Blue-spotted puffer]
No picture found


 
Arothron carduus
[]



Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 30 cm TL
Arothron diadematus (Rüppell, 1829)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Arothron diadematus
[Masked puffer]



Western Pacific
Max. Length 35 cm SL
Arothron firmamentum (Temminck & Schlegel, 1850)

Photo by Photo by CSIRO
 
Arothron firmamentum
[Starry toado]
No picture found


 
Arothron gillbanksii
[]



Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 50 cm TL
Arothron hispidus (Linnaeus, 1758)

Photo by Photo by Kochzius, M.
 
Arothron hispidus
[White-spotted puffer]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 30 cm TL
Arothron immaculatus (Bloch & Schneider, 1801)

Photo by Photo by Field, R.
 
Arothron immaculatus
[Immaculate puffer]



Southeast Atlantic
Max. Length 40 cm TL
Arothron inconditus Smith, 1958

Photo by Photo by SFSA
 
Arothron inconditus
[Bellystriped blaasop]



Indian Ocean

Arothron leopardus (Day, 1878)

Photo by Photo by Zeena, K.V.
 
Arothron leopardus
[Banded leopardblowfish]



Western Pacific
Max. Length 31 cm TL
Arothron manilensis (Marion de Procé, 1822)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Arothron manilensis
[Narrow-lined puffer]



Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 65 cm TL
Arothron mappa (Lesson, 1831)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Arothron mappa
[Map puffer]



Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 50 cm TL
Arothron meleagris (Anonymous, 1798)

Photo by Photo by Wirtz, P.
 
Arothron meleagris
[Guineafowl puffer]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 43 cm SL
Arothron multilineatus Matsuura, 2016

Photo by Photo by Field, R.
 
Arothron multilineatus
[Many-lined pufferfish]



Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 33 cm TL
Arothron nigropunctatus (Bloch & Schneider, 1801)

Photo by Photo by Patzner, R.
 
Arothron nigropunctatus
[Blackspotted puffer]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 45 cm SL
Arothron reticularis (Bloch & Schneider, 1801)

Photo by Photo by Greenfield, J.
 
Arothron reticularis
[Reticulated pufferfish]



Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 120 cm TL
Arothron stellatus (Anonymous, 1798)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Arothron stellatus
[Stellate puffer]



Asia
Max. Length 7 cm SL
Auriglobus amabilis (Roberts, 1982)

Photo by Photo by Roberts, T.R.
 
Auriglobus amabilis
[]



Asia
Max. Length 10.6 cm SL
Auriglobus modestus (Bleeker, 1850)

Photo by Photo by WWF-Canon / Vidthayanon, C.
 
Auriglobus modestus
[]



Asia
Max. Length 13 cm SL
Auriglobus nefastus (Roberts, 1982)

Photo by Photo by Scholtz, D.
 
Auriglobus nefastus
[Greenbottle pufferfish]
No picture found

Max. Length 6.2 cm SL

 
Auriglobus remotus
[]



Asia
Max. Length 8.2 cm SL
Auriglobus silus (Roberts, 1982)

Photo by Photo by Chili?ski, J.K.
 
Auriglobus silus
[]



Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 15 cm TL
Canthigaster amboinensis (Bleeker, 1864)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Canthigaster amboinensis
[Spider-eye puffer]



Pacific
Max. Length 10.1 cm SL
Canthigaster axiologus Whitley, 1931

Photo by Photo by Johnson, J.
 
Canthigaster axiologus
[Pacific crown toby]



Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 10 cm TL
Canthigaster bennetti (Bleeker, 1854)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Canthigaster bennetti
[Bennett's sharpnose puffer]



Southwest Pacific
Max. Length 23 cm TL
Canthigaster callisterna (Ogilby, 1889)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Canthigaster callisterna
[Clown toado]



Eastern Central Atlantic

Canthigaster capistrata (Lowe, 1839)

Photo by Photo by Pinheiro, P.
 
Canthigaster capistrata
[Macaronesian sharpnose-puffer]



Western Pacific
Max. Length 12 cm SL
Canthigaster compressa (Marion de Procé, 1822)

Photo by Photo by Yin, Robert
 
Canthigaster compressa
[Compressed toby]



Former distribution of Ha
Max. Length 11 cm SL
Canthigaster coronata (Vaillant & Sauvage, 1875)

Photo by Photo by Malaer, P.
 
Canthigaster coronata
[Crowned puffer]



Central Pacific
Max. Length 3.9 cm SL
Canthigaster criobe Williams, Delrieu-Trottin & Planes, 2012

Photo by Photo by Williams, J.T.
 
Canthigaster criobe
[Striped toby]



Southeast Pacific
Max. Length 7.1 cm NG
Canthigaster cyanetron Randall & Cea-Egaña, 1989

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Canthigaster cyanetron
[Bluebelly toby]



Indian Ocean
Max. Length 10.4 cm SL
Canthigaster cyanospilota Randall, Williams & Rocha, 2008

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Canthigaster cyanospilota
[Blue-spotted toby]



Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 12 cm TL
Canthigaster epilampra (Jenkins, 1903)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Canthigaster epilampra
[Lantern toby]



Western Atlantic
Max. Length 12 cm NG
Canthigaster figueiredoi Moura & Castro, 2002

Photo by Photo by Sampaio, C.L.S.
 
Canthigaster figueiredoi
[Southern Atlantic sharpnose-puffer]
No picture found


 
Canthigaster flavoreticulata
[]



Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 7.6 cm SL
Canthigaster inframacula Allen & Randall, 1977

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Canthigaster inframacula
[]
No picture found


 
Canthigaster investigatoris
[]



Pacific Ocean
Max. Length 9 cm TL
Canthigaster jactator (Jenkins, 1901)

Photo by Photo by Malaer, P.
 
Canthigaster jactator
[Hawaiian whitespotted toby]



Western Atlantic
Max. Length 8.5 cm SL
Canthigaster jamestyleri Moura & Castro, 2002

Photo by Photo by Marotta, D.
 
Canthigaster jamestyleri
[Goldface toby]



Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 9 cm TL
Canthigaster janthinoptera (Bleeker, 1855)

Photo by Photo by Goebbels, D.
 
Canthigaster janthinoptera
[Honeycomb toby]



Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 7.5 cm SL
Canthigaster leoparda Lubbock & Allen, 1979

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Canthigaster leoparda
[Leopard sharpnose puffer]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 31.2 cm TL
Canthigaster margaritata (Rüppell, 1829)

Photo by Photo by Kochzius, M.
 
Canthigaster margaritata
[]



Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 7.1 cm SL
Canthigaster marquesensis Allen & Randall, 1977

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Canthigaster marquesensis
[]



Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 8.6 cm SL
Canthigaster natalensis (Günther, 1870)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Canthigaster natalensis
[Natal toby]



Western Pacific
Max. Length 7.5 cm SL
Canthigaster ocellicincta Allen & Randall, 1977

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Canthigaster ocellicincta
[Shy toby]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 10 cm SL
Canthigaster papua (Bleeker, 1848)

Photo by Photo by Bednarzik, J.
 
Canthigaster papua
[Papuan toby]



Indian Ocean
Max. Length 9 cm TL
Canthigaster petersii (Bianconi, 1854)

Photo by Photo by Goebbels, D.
 
Canthigaster petersii
[Peter's toby]
No picture found


 
Canthigaster punctata
[]



Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 9 cm TL
Canthigaster punctatissima (Günther, 1870)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Canthigaster punctatissima
[Spotted sharpnosed puffer]



Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 5.6 cm TL
Canthigaster pygmaea Allen & Randall, 1977

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Canthigaster pygmaea
[Pygmy toby]



Central Pacific
Max. Length 7.8 cm SL
Canthigaster rapaensis Allen & Randall, 1977

Photo by Photo by Williams, J.T.
 
Canthigaster rapaensis
[]



Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 18 cm TL
Canthigaster rivulata (Temminck & Schlegel, 1850)

Photo by Photo by Tanaka, H.
 
Canthigaster rivulata
[Brown-lined puffer]



Western Central Atlantic
Max. Length 12 cm TL
Canthigaster rostrata (Bloch, 1786)

Photo by Photo by Patzner, R.
 
Canthigaster rostrata
[Caribbean sharpnose-puffer]



Southeast Atlantic
Max. Length 6.7 cm SL
Canthigaster sanctaehelenae (Günther, 1870)

Photo by Photo by Wirtz, P.
 
Canthigaster sanctaehelenae
[St. Helena Sharpnose Pufferfish]



Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 13 cm TL
Canthigaster smithae Allen & Randall, 1977

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Canthigaster smithae
[Bicolored toby]



Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 11.5 cm TL
Canthigaster solandri (Richardson, 1845)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Canthigaster solandri
[Spotted sharpnose]



Eastern Central Atlantic
Max. Length 3.9 cm SL
Canthigaster supramacula Moura & Castro, 2002

Photo by Photo by Wirtz, P.
 
Canthigaster supramacula
[West African sharpnose-puffer]



Indian Ocean
Max. Length 9 cm TL
Canthigaster tyleri Allen & Randall, 1977

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Canthigaster tyleri
[Tyler's toby]



Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 11 cm TL
Canthigaster valentini (Bleeker, 1853)

Photo by Photo by Wilkie, M.
 
Canthigaster valentini
[Valentin's sharpnose puffer]



Asia
Max. Length 4.4 cm SL
Carinotetraodon borneensis (Regan, 1903)

Photo by Photo by JJPhoto
 
Carinotetraodon borneensis
[]
No picture found


 
Carinotetraodon imitator
[]



Asia
Max. Length 4.4 cm SL
Carinotetraodon irrubesco Tan, 1999

Photo by Photo by Chili?ski, J.K.
 
Carinotetraodon irrubesco
[]



Asia
Max. Length 6 cm SL
Carinotetraodon lorteti (Tirant, 1885)

Photo by Photo by JJPhoto
 
Carinotetraodon lorteti
[Redeye puffer]



Asia
Max. Length 4 cm SL
Carinotetraodon salivator Lim & Kottelat, 1995

Photo by Photo by JJPhoto
 
Carinotetraodon salivator
[]



Asia
Max. Length 3.5 cm TL
Carinotetraodon travancoricus (Hora & Nair, 1941)

Photo by Photo by Ott, G.
 
Carinotetraodon travancoricus
[Malabar pufferfish]
No picture found


 
Chelonodon dapsilis
[Plentiful toby]



Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 20 cm TL
Chelonodon laticeps Smith, 1948

Photo by Photo by Ayliffe, N.
 
Chelonodon laticeps
[Bluespotted blaasop]



Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 38 cm SL
Chelonodon patoca (Hamilton, 1822)

Photo by Photo by Iranian Fisheries Research Organization (IFRO)
 
Chelonodon patoca
[Milkspotted puffer]



Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 20 cm TL
Chelonodon pleurospilus (Regan, 1919)

Photo by Photo by King, D.R.
 
Chelonodon pleurospilus
[Blaasop beauty]



Asia
Max. Length 28.5 cm TL
Chonerhinos naritus (Richardson, 1848)

Photo by Photo by JJPhoto
 
Chonerhinos naritus
[]



South America
Max. Length 12.8 cm SL
Colomesus asellus (Müller & Troschel, 1849)

Photo by Photo by Holm, E.
 
Colomesus asellus
[Amazon puffer]



Western Atlantic
Max. Length 29.3 cm TL
Colomesus psittacus (Bloch & Schneider, 1801)

Photo by Photo by Holm, E.
 
Colomesus psittacus
[Banded puffer]



Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 25 cm TL
Contusus brevicaudus Hardy, 1981

Photo by Photo by Dowling, C.
 
Contusus brevicaudus
[]



Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 25.4 cm SL
Contusus richei (Fréminville, 1813)

Photo by Photo by CSIRO
 
Contusus richei
[Prickly toadfish]



Asia and Oceania
Max. Length 8.5 cm TL
Dichotomyctere erythrotaenia (Bleeker, 1853)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Dichotomyctere erythrotaenia
[Red-striped toadfish]



Asia
Max. Length 17 cm TL
Dichotomyctere fluviatilis (Hamilton, 1822)

Photo by Photo by Flörkemeier, T.
 
Dichotomyctere fluviatilis
[Green pufferfish]
No picture found

Max. Length 4.5 cm SL

 
Dichotomyctere kretamensis
[]



Asia
Max. Length 17 cm TL
Dichotomyctere nigroviridis (Marion de Procé, 1822)

Photo by Photo by Liu, K.H.
 
Dichotomyctere nigroviridis
[Spotted green pufferfish]



Asia
Max. Length 8 cm TL
Dichotomyctere ocellatus (Steindachner, 1870)

Photo by Photo by Dikic, D.
 
Dichotomyctere ocellatus
[Eyespot pufferfish]
No picture found

Max. Length 10.8 cm SL

 
Dichotomyctere sabahensis
[]



Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 80 cm TL
Ephippion guttifer (Bennett, 1831)

Photo by Photo by IGFA
 
Ephippion guttifer
[Prickly puffer]



Western Pacific
Max. Length 39 cm TL
Feroxodon multistriatus (Richardson, 1854)

Photo by Photo by CSIRO
 
Feroxodon multistriatus
[Manystriped blowfish]



Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 26 cm TL
Guentheridia formosa (Günther, 1870)

Photo by Photo by Robertson, R.
 
Guentheridia formosa
[Spotted puffer]
No picture found


 
Javichthys kailolae
[]
No picture found


 
Lagocephalus cheesemanii
[]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 35 cm SL
Lagocephalus gloveri Abe & Tabeta, 1983

Photo by Photo by Tran, H.H.
 
Lagocephalus gloveri
[]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 26 cm TL
Lagocephalus guentheri Miranda Ribeiro, 1915

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Lagocephalus guentheri
[Diamondback puffer]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 90 cm SL
Lagocephalus inermis (Temminck & Schlegel, 1850)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Lagocephalus inermis
[Smooth blaasop]



Western Atlantic
Max. Length 100 cm TL
Lagocephalus laevigatus (Linnaeus, 1766)

Photo by Photo by Alvheim, O./Institute of Marine Research (IMR)
 
Lagocephalus laevigatus
[Smooth puffer]



Circumglobal
Max. Length 61 cm TL
Lagocephalus lagocephalus (Linnaeus, 1758)

Photo by Photo by Alvheim, O./Institute of Marine Research (IMR)
 
Lagocephalus lagocephalus
[Oceanic puffer]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 45 cm SL
Lagocephalus lunaris (Bloch & Schneider, 1801)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Lagocephalus lunaris
[Lunartail puffer]



Indo-West Pacific (Ref. 4
Max. Length 110 cm SL
Lagocephalus sceleratus (Gmelin, 1789)

Photo by Photo by Patzner, R.
 
Lagocephalus sceleratus
[Silver-cheeked toadfish]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 43.1 cm TL
Lagocephalus spadiceus (Richardson, 1845)

Photo by Photo by Tran, H.H.
 
Lagocephalus spadiceus
[Half-smooth golden pufferfish]



Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 18 cm TL
Lagocephalus suezensis Clark & Gohar, 1953

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Lagocephalus suezensis
[]



Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 30 cm SL
Lagocephalus wheeleri Abe, Tabeta & Kitahama, 1984

Photo by Photo by Suzuki, T.
 
Lagocephalus wheeleri
[]



Asia
Max. Length 15 cm TL
Leiodon cutcutia (Hamilton, 1822)

Photo by Photo by Vidthayanon, C.
 
Leiodon cutcutia
[Ocellated pufferfish]



Western Central Pacific
Max. Length 9.5 cm SL
Marilyna darwinii (Castelnau, 1873)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Marilyna darwinii
[]



Western Pacific
Max. Length 19 cm SL
Marilyna meraukensis (de Beaufort, 1955)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Marilyna meraukensis
[Merauke toadfish]
No picture found


 
Marilyna pleurosticta
[]



Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 25 cm TL
Omegophora armilla (Waite & McCulloch, 1915)

Photo by Photo by CSIRO
 
Omegophora armilla
[Ringed toadfish]



Eastern Indian Ocean

Omegophora cyanopunctata Hardy & Hutchins, 1981

Photo by Photo by Maddern, M.
 
Omegophora cyanopunctata
[]



Asia
Max. Length 10.3 cm SL
Pao abei (Roberts, 1998)

Photo by Photo by JJPhoto
 
Pao abei
[]



Asia
Max. Length 12 cm SL
Pao baileyi (Sontirat, 1985)

Photo by Photo by Baird, I.G.
 
Pao baileyi
[Hairy puffer]
No picture found


 
Pao bergii
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 9.5 cm SL

 
Pao brevirostris
[]



Asia
Max. Length 15.3 cm SL
Pao cambodgiensis (Chabanaud, 1923)

Photo by Photo by Baird, I.G.
 
Pao cambodgiensis
[]



Asia
Max. Length 11.3 cm SL
Pao cochinchinensis (Steindachner, 1866)

Photo by Photo by JJPhoto
 
Pao cochinchinensis
[]
No picture found


 
Pao fangi
[]
No picture found


 
Pao hilgendorfii
[]



Asia
Max. Length 16 cm
Pao leiurus (Bleeker, 1850)

Photo by Photo by Baird, I.G.
 
Pao leiurus
[]
No picture found


 
Pao ocellaris
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 19.4 cm SL

 
Pao palembangensis
[]



Asia
Max. Length 11.5 cm SL
Pao suvattii (Sontirat & Soonthornsatit, 1985)

Photo by Photo by Scholtz, D.
 
Pao suvattii
[]



Asia
Max. Length 18.5 cm SL
Pao turgidus (Kottelat, 2000)

Photo by Photo by JJPhoto
 
Pao turgidus
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 9.1 cm SL

 
Pelagocephalus coheni
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 12 cm TL

 
Pelagocephalus marki
[Rippled blaasop]
No picture found


 
Polyspina piosae
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 16 cm TL

 
Reicheltia halsteadi
[Halstead's toadfish]
No picture found


 
Sphoeroides andersonianus
[]



Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 25 cm TL
Sphoeroides angusticeps (Jenyns, 1842)

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Sphoeroides angusticeps
[Narrow-headed puffer]



Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 44 cm TL
Sphoeroides annulatus (Jenyns, 1842)

Photo by Photo by Wirtz, P.
 
Sphoeroides annulatus
[Bullseye puffer]



Western Central Atlantic
Max. Length 20 cm TL
Sphoeroides dorsalis Longley, 1934

Photo by Photo by NOAA\NMFS\Mississippi Laboratory
 
Sphoeroides dorsalis
[Marbled puffer]
No picture found


 
Sphoeroides georgemilleri
[]



Western Atlantic
Max. Length 18 cm TL
Sphoeroides greeleyi Gilbert, 1900

Photo by Photo by Wirtz, P.
 
Sphoeroides greeleyi
[Green puffer]



Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 18 cm TL
Sphoeroides kendalli Meek & Hildebrand, 1928

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Sphoeroides kendalli
[Slick puffer]
No picture found

Max. Length 35.2 cm TL

 
Sphoeroides lispus
[Naked puffer]



Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 25 cm TL
Sphoeroides lobatus (Steindachner, 1870)

Photo by Photo by Robertson, R.
 
Sphoeroides lobatus
[Longnose puffer]



Western Atlantic
Max. Length 36 cm TL
Sphoeroides maculatus (Bloch & Schneider, 1801)

Photo by Photo by JJPhoto
 
Sphoeroides maculatus
[Northern puffer]



Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 20 cm TL
Sphoeroides marmoratus (Lowe, 1838)

Photo by Photo by Patzner, R.
 
Sphoeroides marmoratus
[Guinean puffer]



Western Atlantic
Max. Length 30 cm TL
Sphoeroides nephelus (Goode & Bean, 1882)

Photo by Photo by Leahy Jr., P.M.
 
Sphoeroides nephelus
[Southern puffer]
No picture found


 
Sphoeroides nitidus
[]



Circumglobal in tropical
Max. Length 40.5 cm SL
Sphoeroides pachygaster (Müller & Troschel, 1848)

Photo by Photo by Cambraia Duarte, P.M.N. (c)ImagDOP
 
Sphoeroides pachygaster
[Blunthead puffer]



Western Atlantic
Max. Length 15 cm TL
Sphoeroides parvus Shipp & Yerger, 1969

Photo by Photo by Sneegas, G.W.
 
Sphoeroides parvus
[Least puffer]



Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 21.9 cm SL
Sphoeroides rosenblatti Bussing, 1996

Photo by Photo by Robertson, R.
 
Sphoeroides rosenblatti
[]



Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 17 cm TL
Sphoeroides sechurae Hildebrand, 1946

Photo by Photo by Robertson, R.
 
Sphoeroides sechurae
[Peruvian puffer]



Western Atlantic
Max. Length 30 cm TL
Sphoeroides spengleri (Bloch, 1785)

Photo by Photo by Flescher, D.
 
Sphoeroides spengleri
[Bandtail puffer]



Western Atlantic to South
Max. Length 38.8 cm TL
Sphoeroides testudineus (Linnaeus, 1758)

Photo by Photo by Macieira, R.M.
 
Sphoeroides testudineus
[Checkered puffer]



Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 10.5 cm TL
Sphoeroides trichocephalus (Cope, 1870)

Photo by Photo by Allen, G.R.
 
Sphoeroides trichocephalus
[Pygmy puffer]



Western Atlantic
Max. Length 12 cm NG
Sphoeroides tyleri Shipp, 1972

Photo by Photo by Carvalho Filho, A.
 
Sphoeroides tyleri
[Bearded puffer]
No picture found


 
Sphoeroides yergeri
[Speckled puffer]



Indo-West Pacific.
Max. Length 23 cm SL
Takifugu alboplumbeus (Richardson, 1845)

Photo by Photo by Cornish, A.
 
Takifugu alboplumbeus
[]
No picture found


 
Takifugu basilevskianus
[]



Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 30 cm SL
Takifugu bimaculatus (Richardson, 1845)

Photo by Photo by Chiang, S.
 
Takifugu bimaculatus
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 55 cm SL

 
Takifugu chinensis
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 20 cm SL

 
Takifugu chrysops
[]
No picture found


 
Takifugu coronoidus
[]



Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 15 cm SL
Takifugu exascurus (Jordan & Snyder, 1901)

Photo by Photo by Suzuki, T.
 
Takifugu exascurus
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 35 cm SL

 
Takifugu flavidus
[Yellowbelly pufferfish]



Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 15 cm TL
Takifugu niphobles (Jordan & Snyder, 1901)

Photo by Photo by Patzner, R.
 
Takifugu niphobles
[]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 40 cm TL
Takifugu oblongus (Bloch, 1786)

Photo by Photo by Tran, H.H.
 
Takifugu oblongus
[Lattice blaasop]



Western Pacific
Max. Length 40 cm SL
Takifugu obscurus (Abe, 1949)

Photo by Photo by CAFS
 
Takifugu obscurus
[Obscure pufferfish]



Asia
Max. Length 15 cm TL
Takifugu ocellatus (Linnaeus, 1758)

Photo by Photo by Chiang, S.
 
Takifugu ocellatus
[]
No picture found


 
Takifugu orbimaculatus
[]



Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 30 cm SL
Takifugu pardalis (Temminck & Schlegel, 1850)

Photo by Photo by Suzuki, T.
 
Takifugu pardalis
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 10.9 cm SL

 
Takifugu plagiocellatus
[]



Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 20 cm SL
Takifugu poecilonotus (Temminck & Schlegel, 1850)

Photo by Photo by Suzuki, T.
 
Takifugu poecilonotus
[]



Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 52 cm TL
Takifugu porphyreus (Temminck & Schlegel, 1850)

Photo by Photo by Suzuki, T.
 
Takifugu porphyreus
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 35 cm SL

 
Takifugu pseudommus
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 20 cm SL

 
Takifugu radiatus
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 29 cm SL

 
Takifugu reticularis
[]



Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 80 cm TL
Takifugu rubripes (Temminck & Schlegel, 1850)

Photo by Photo by Yau, B.
 
Takifugu rubripes
[Japanese pufferfish]



Western Pacific
Max. Length 30 cm SL
Takifugu snyderi (Abe, 1988)

Photo by Photo by Suzuki, T.
 
Takifugu snyderi
[]



Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 35 cm SL
Takifugu stictonotus (Temminck & Schlegel, 1850)

Photo by Photo by Suzuki, T.
 
Takifugu stictonotus
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 13.7 cm SL

 
Takifugu variomaculatus
[]



Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 30 cm SL
Takifugu vermicularis (Temminck & Schlegel, 1850)

Photo by Photo by CAFS
 
Takifugu vermicularis
[Purple puffer]



Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 50 cm SL
Takifugu xanthopterus (Temminck & Schlegel, 1850)

Photo by Photo by CAFS
 
Takifugu xanthopterus
[Yellowfin pufferfish]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 15 cm TL
Tetractenos glaber (Fréminville, 1813)

Photo by Photo by Kittel, S.W.
 
Tetractenos glaber
[Smooth toadfish]



Southwest Pacific
Max. Length 14 cm TL
Tetractenos hamiltoni (Richardson, 1846)

Photo by Photo by Yau, B.
 
Tetractenos hamiltoni
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 13.6 cm SL

 
Tetraodon barbatus
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 8.7 cm TL

 
Tetraodon duboisi
[]
No picture found


 
Tetraodon implutus
[]



Africa
Max. Length 43 cm TL
Tetraodon lineatus Linnaeus, 1758

Photo by Photo by KMFRI
 
Tetraodon lineatus
[Globe fish]



Africa
Max. Length 67 cm TL
Tetraodon mbu Boulenger, 1899

Photo by Photo by Germeau, G./ Doumont, Y.
 
Tetraodon mbu
[Fresh water puffer fish]



Africa
Max. Length 15 cm SL
Tetraodon miurus Boulenger, 1902

Photo by Photo by Moeremans, L.
 
Tetraodon miurus
[]



Africa
Max. Length 40 cm TL
Tetraodon pustulatus Murray, 1857

Photo by Photo by Moeremans, L.
 
Tetraodon pustulatus
[]



Africa
Max. Length 9 cm TL
Tetraodon schoutedeni Pellegrin, 1926

Photo by Photo by Hippocampus-Bildarchiv
 
Tetraodon schoutedeni
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 3.6 cm SL

 
Tetraodon waandersii
[]



Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 12 cm TL
Torquigener albomaculosus Matsuura, 2014

Photo by Photo by Okata, Y.
 
Torquigener albomaculosus
[White-spotted pufferfish]
No picture found


 
Torquigener altipinnis
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 16 cm TL

 
Torquigener andersonae
[Anderson's toadfish]
No picture found


 
Torquigener balteus
[Slender blaasop]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 10 cm SL
Torquigener brevipinnis (Regan, 1903)

Photo by Photo by Malaer, P.
 
Torquigener brevipinnis
[]



Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 16 cm TL
Torquigener flavimaculosus Hardy & Randall, 1983

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Torquigener flavimaculosus
[Yellowspotted puffer]



Western Central Pacific
Max. Length 18.5 cm SL
Torquigener florealis (Cope, 1871)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Torquigener florealis
[]
No picture found


 
Torquigener gloerfelti
[]



Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 13 cm TL
Torquigener hicksi Hardy, 1983

Photo by Photo by CSIRO
 
Torquigener hicksi
[Hick's toadfish]



Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 10 cm TL
Torquigener hypselogeneion (Bleeker, 1852)

Photo by Photo by Ryanskiy, A.
 
Torquigener hypselogeneion
[Orange-spotted toadfish]
No picture found


 
Torquigener marleyi
[]



Western Pacific
Max. Length 18 cm SL
Torquigener pallimaculatus Hardy, 1983

Photo by Photo by Tran, H.H.
 
Torquigener pallimaculatus
[]



Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 10 cm TL
Torquigener parcuspinus Hardy, 1983

Photo by Photo by CSIRO
 
Torquigener parcuspinus
[Yellow-eyed toadfish]
No picture found


 
Torquigener paxtoni
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 20 cm TL

 
Torquigener perlevis
[Spineless toadfish]



Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 21 cm TL
Torquigener pleurogramma (Regan, 1903)

Photo by Photo by Banks, I.
 
Torquigener pleurogramma
[Weeping toado]



Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 12.7 cm SL
Torquigener randalli Hardy, 1983

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Torquigener randalli
[Randall's puffer]
No picture found

Max. Length 15 cm TL

 
Torquigener squamicauda
[Brush-tail toadfish]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 9.5 cm SL
Torquigener tuberculiferus (Ogilby, 1912)

Photo by Photo by CSIRO
 
Torquigener tuberculiferus
[]
No picture found


 
Torquigener vicinus
[Orangespotted puffer]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 9.8 cm TL
Torquigener whitleyi (Paradice, 1927)

Photo by Photo by CSIRO
 
Torquigener whitleyi
[Whitley's toadfish]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 12 cm TL
Tylerius spinosissimus (Regan, 1908)

Photo by Photo by CSIRO
 
Tylerius spinosissimus
[Spiny blaasop]



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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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