Takifugu flavidus (Li, Wang & Wang, 1975)
Yellowbelly pufferfish
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Family:  Tetraodontidae (Puffers), subfamily: Tetraodontinae
Max. size:  35 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal
Distribution:  Northwest Pacific: Yellow Sea, the Gulf of Po-Hai and northern East China Sea.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 0-0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 15-16; Anal spines: 0-0; Anal soft rays: 13-15. Body covered with prickles. Yellowish-brown or greenish brown with many round white spots dorsally. An irregular small black blotch on side just behind pectoral fin. A longitudinal yellow band running on ventrolateral part of body from corner of mouth to lower base of caudal fin (Ref. 559).
Biology:  Occurs near shore (Ref. 11230).
IUCN Red List Status: Near Threatened (NT); Date assessed: 10 June 2011 Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  poisonous to eat
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Entered by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 05.07.96
Modified by: Bailly, Nicolas - 15.07.13

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