Lagocephalus gloveri Abe & Tabeta, 1983
Lagocephalus gloveri
photo by Tran, H.H.

Family:  Tetraodontidae (Puffers), subfamily: Tetraodontinae
Max. size:  35 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal
Distribution:  Indo-West Pacific: Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan to the West Pacific.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 0-0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 13-13; Anal spines: 0-0; Anal soft rays: 12-12. Body covered with prickles. Caudal fin double emarginate, middle of fin convex. Blackish-brown dorsally, silver ventrally. Pectoral and dorsal fins dark; anal fin white; caudal fin black with upper and lower white tips (Ref. 559).
IUCN Red List Status: Data deficient (DD); Date assessed: 08 June 2011 Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  poisonous to eat
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Entered by: Luna, Susan M. - 07.06.94
Modified by: Bailly, Nicolas - 15.07.13

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