Torquigener flavimaculosus Hardy & Randall, 1983
Yellowspotted puffer
Torquigener flavimaculosus
photo by Randall, J.E.

Family:  Tetraodontidae (Puffers), subfamily: Tetraodontinae
Max. size:  16 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  reef-associated; depth range 3 - 57 m
Distribution:  Western Indian Ocean: northern Red Sea and Kenya; a recent emigrant to the Mediterranean Sea via the Suez Canal. Also reported from the Persian Gulf and Seychelles.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal soft rays (total): 9-9; Anal soft rays: 7-8
Biology: 
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 08 June 2011 Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  venomous
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Entered by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 15.04.97
Modified by: Valdestamon, Roxanne Rei - 02.05.18

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