Takifugu stictonotus (Temminck & Schlegel, 1850)
Takifugu stictonotus
photo by Suzuki, T.

Family:  Tetraodontidae (Puffers), subfamily: Tetraodontinae
Max. size:  35 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal
Distribution:  Northwest Pacific: southern Hokkaido, Japan to the East China and Yellow seas.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 0-0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 15-18; Anal spines: 0-0; Anal soft rays: 13-16. Body covered with prickles. Many small dark blue spots dorsally. Pectoral and anal fins yellow; dorsal and caudal fins blackish-blue (Ref. 33390).
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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