Sphoeroides marmoratus (Lowe, 1838)
Guinean puffer
Sphoeroides marmoratus
photo by Patzner, R.

Family:  Tetraodontidae (Puffers), subfamily: Tetraodontinae
Max. size:  20 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; depth range 1 - 100 m
Distribution:  Eastern Atlantic: Portugal to Angola.
Diagnosis:   
Biology:  Inhabits shallow waters (Ref. 2683).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 07 June 2011 Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
Country info:   
 

Entered by: Torres, Armi G. - 05.07.95
Modified by: Bailly, Nicolas - 15.07.13

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