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

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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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