Takifugu exascurus (Jordan & Snyder, 1901)
Takifugu exascurus
photo by Suzuki, T.

Family:  Tetraodontidae (Puffers), subfamily: Tetraodontinae
Max. size:  15 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal
Distribution:  Northwest Pacific: Japan and the Sea of Japan.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 0-0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 12-13; Anal spines: 0-0; Anal soft rays: 10-13. Body covered with prickles. Body dark green or dark brown dorsally, covered with many irregular white stripes; white ventrally (Ref. 559).
Biology: 
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 10 June 2011 Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  poisonous to eat
Country info:   
 

Entered by: Torres, Armi G. - 11.05.95
Modified by: Bailly, Nicolas - 15.07.13

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