Canthigaster punctatissima (Günther, 1870)
Spotted sharpnosed puffer
Canthigaster punctatissima
photo by Randall, J.E.

Family:  Tetraodontidae (Puffers), subfamily: Canthigasterinae
Max. size:  9 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  reef-associated; depth range 3 - 21 m
Distribution:  Eastern Central Pacific: Guaymas, Mexico to Panama and the Galapagos Islands.
Diagnosis:   
Biology:  Hides in shaded, protected recesses in rocky reefs, boulder strewn slopes and along walls (Ref. 5227). Monogamous (Ref. 52884).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 01 May 2008 Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
Country info:   
 

Entered by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 20.07.95
Modified by: Reyes, Rodolfo B. - 18.07.13

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