Sphoeroides trichocephalus (Cope, 1870)
Pygmy puffer
photo by Allen, G.R.

Family:  Tetraodontidae (Puffers), subfamily: Tetraodontinae
Max. size:  10.5 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal
Distribution:  Eastern Pacific: Costa Rica and Panama. Reported from Nicaragua (Ref. 13613) and Chile (Ref. 9068).
Diagnosis:   
Biology:  Found on soft bottom (Ref. 9349).
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. - 15.07.13

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