Torquigener pallimaculatus Hardy, 1983
photo by Tran, H.H.

Family:  Tetraodontidae (Puffers), subfamily: Tetraodontinae
Max. size:  18 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; depth range 7 - 78 m
Distribution:  Western Pacific: northwestern Australia. Recently recorded from the Chesterfield Islands, New Caledonia (Ref. 11897). Also from Papua New Guinea (Ref. 6771).
Biology:  Found on coastal bays and estuaries on sandy and muddy substrates to 20 meters depth (Ref. 48637).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 08 June 2011 Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  venomous
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Entered by: Luna, Susan M. - 21.06.94
Modified by: Valdestamon, Roxanne Rei - 10.06.15

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