Canthigaster margaritata (Rüppell, 1829)
Canthigaster margaritata
photo by Kochzius, M.

Family:  Tetraodontidae (Puffers), subfamily: Canthigasterinae
Max. size:  31.2 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  reef-associated; depth range 0 - 10 m
Distribution:  Indo-West Pacific: Red Sea (Ref. 8883), Inhaca Island in Mozambique (Ref. 5285), Sri Lanka (Ref. 10361), and Ogasawara Islands (Ref. 26066).
Diagnosis:   
Biology:  Common in tide pools near reefs and in shallow reef areas. Skin near dorsal and ventral ridge can be inflated, e.g. during territorial display among males (Ref. 557).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 08 June 2011 Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
Country info:   
 

Entered by: Torres, Armi G. - 10.02.95
Modified by: Valdestamon, Roxanne Rei - 09.03.15
Checked by: Froese, Rainer - 27.06.02

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