Contusus richei (Fréminville, 1813)
Prickly toadfish
Contusus richei
photo by CSIRO

Family:  Tetraodontidae (Puffers), subfamily: Tetraodontinae
Max. size:  25.4 cm SL (male/unsexed); max. reported age: 7 years
Environment:  demersal; depth range 1 - 50 m
Distribution:  Eastern Indian Ocean: southern Australia. Southwest Pacific: New Zealand (Ref. 5755).
Biology:  Found in coastal waters (Ref. 9563).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 07 June 2011 Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Binohlan, Crispina B. - 04.11.91
Modified by: Bailly, Nicolas - 09.06.15

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