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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Tetraodontiformes
Family: Tetraodontidae Puffers
Subfamily: Tetraodontinae
Genus: Arothron

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Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 80 cm TL
Arothron caeruleopunctatus Matsuura, 1994

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Arothron caeruleopunctatus
[Blue-spotted puffer]
No picture found


 
Arothron carduus
[]



Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 30 cm TL
Arothron diadematus (Rüppell, 1829)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Arothron diadematus
[Masked puffer]



Western Pacific
Max. Length 35 cm SL
Arothron firmamentum (Temminck & Schlegel, 1850)

Photo by Photo by CSIRO
 
Arothron firmamentum
[Starry toado]
No picture found


 
Arothron gillbanksii
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Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 50 cm TL
Arothron hispidus (Linnaeus, 1758)

Photo by Photo by Kochzius, M.
 
Arothron hispidus
[White-spotted puffer]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 30 cm TL
Arothron immaculatus (Bloch & Schneider, 1801)

Photo by Photo by Field, R.
 
Arothron immaculatus
[Immaculate puffer]



Southeast Atlantic
Max. Length 40 cm TL
Arothron inconditus Smith, 1958

Photo by Photo by SFSA
 
Arothron inconditus
[Bellystriped blaasop]



Indian Ocean

Arothron leopardus (Day, 1878)

Photo by Photo by Zeena, K.V.
 
Arothron leopardus
[Banded leopardblowfish]



Western Pacific
Max. Length 31 cm TL
Arothron manilensis (Marion de Procé, 1822)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Arothron manilensis
[Narrow-lined puffer]



Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 65 cm TL
Arothron mappa (Lesson, 1831)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Arothron mappa
[Map puffer]



Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 50 cm TL
Arothron meleagris (Anonymous, 1798)

Photo by Photo by Wirtz, P.
 
Arothron meleagris
[Guineafowl puffer]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 43 cm SL
Arothron multilineatus Matsuura, 2016

Photo by Photo by Field, R.
 
Arothron multilineatus
[Many-lined pufferfish]



Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 33 cm TL
Arothron nigropunctatus (Bloch & Schneider, 1801)

Photo by Photo by Patzner, R.
 
Arothron nigropunctatus
[Blackspotted puffer]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 45 cm SL
Arothron reticularis (Bloch & Schneider, 1801)

Photo by Photo by Greenfield, J.
 
Arothron reticularis
[Reticulated pufferfish]



Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 120 cm TL
Arothron stellatus (Anonymous, 1798)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Arothron stellatus
[Stellate puffer]



16 species

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Arothron caeruleopunctatus Blue-spotted puffer Indo-West Pacific 80 TL 1994
Arothron carduus Eastern Indian Ocean 1849
Arothron diadematus Masked puffer Western Indian Ocean 30 TL 1829
Arothron firmamentum Starry toado Western Pacific 35 SL 1850
Arothron gillbanksii Southwest Pacific 1897
Arothron hispidus White-spotted puffer Indo-Pacific 50 TL 1758
Arothron immaculatus Immaculate puffer Indo-West Pacific 30 TL 1801
Arothron inconditus Bellystriped blaasop Southeast Atlantic 40 TL 1958
Arothron leopardus Banded leopardblowfish Indian Ocean 1878
Arothron manilensis Narrow-lined puffer Western Pacific 31 TL 1822
Arothron mappa Map puffer Indo-Pacific 65 TL 1831
Arothron meleagris Guineafowl puffer Indo-Pacific 50 TL 1798
Arothron multilineatus Many-lined pufferfish Indo-West Pacific 43 SL 2016
Arothron nigropunctatus Blackspotted puffer Indo-Pacific 33 TL 1801
Arothron reticularis Reticulated pufferfish Indo-West Pacific 45 SL 1801
Arothron stellatus Stellate puffer Indo-Pacific 120 TL 1798



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