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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Tetraodontiformes
Family: Tetraodontidae Puffers
Subfamily: Canthigasterinae
Genus: Canthigaster

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Canthigaster amboinensis Spider-eye puffer Indo-Pacific 15 TL 1864
Canthigaster axiologus Pacific crown toby Pacific 10.1 SL 1931
Canthigaster bennetti Bennett's sharpnose puffer Indo-Pacific 10 TL 1854
Canthigaster callisterna Clown toado Southwest Pacific 23 TL 1889
Canthigaster capistrata Macaronesian sharpnose-puffer Eastern Central Atlantic 1839
Canthigaster compressa Compressed toby Western Pacific 12 SL 1822
Canthigaster coronata Crowned puffer Former distribution of Ha 11 SL 1875
Canthigaster criobe Striped toby Central Pacific 3.9 SL 2012
Canthigaster cyanetron Bluebelly toby Southeast Pacific 7.1 NG 1989
Canthigaster cyanospilota Blue-spotted toby Indian Ocean 10.4 SL 2008
Canthigaster epilampra Lantern toby Indo-Pacific 12 TL 1903
Canthigaster figueiredoi Southern Atlantic sharpnose-puffer Western Atlantic 12 NG 2002
Canthigaster flavoreticulata Pacific Ocean 1986
Canthigaster inframacula Eastern Central Pacific 7.6 SL 1977
Canthigaster investigatoris Indo-West Pacific 1910
Canthigaster jactator Hawaiian whitespotted toby Pacific Ocean 9 TL 1901
Canthigaster jamestyleri Goldface toby Western Atlantic 8.5 SL 2002
Canthigaster janthinoptera Honeycomb toby Indo-Pacific 9 TL 1855
Canthigaster leoparda Leopard sharpnose puffer Eastern Indian Ocean 7.5 SL 1979
Canthigaster margaritata Indo-West Pacific 31.2 TL 1829
Canthigaster marquesensis Eastern Central Pacific 7.1 SL 1977
Canthigaster natalensis Natal toby Western Indian Ocean 8.6 SL 1870
Canthigaster ocellicincta Shy toby Western Pacific 7.5 SL 1977
Canthigaster papua Papuan toby Indo-West Pacific 10 SL 1848
Canthigaster petersii Peter's toby Indian Ocean 9 TL 1854
Canthigaster punctata Western Indian Ocean 1992
Canthigaster punctatissima Spotted sharpnosed puffer Eastern Central Pacific 9 TL 1870
Canthigaster pygmaea Pygmy toby Western Indian Ocean 5.6 TL 1977
Canthigaster rapaensis Central Pacific 7.8 SL 1977
Canthigaster rivulata Brown-lined puffer Indo-Pacific 18 TL 1850
Canthigaster rostrata Caribbean sharpnose-puffer Western Central Atlantic 12 TL 1786
Canthigaster sanctaehelenae St. Helena Sharpnose Pufferfish Southeast Atlantic 6.7 SL 1870
Canthigaster smithae Bicolored toby Western Indian Ocean 13 TL 1977
Canthigaster solandri Spotted sharpnose Indo-Pacific 11.5 TL 1845
Canthigaster supramacula West African sharpnose-puffer Eastern Central Atlantic 3.9 SL 2002
Canthigaster tyleri Tyler's toby Indian Ocean 9 TL 1977
Canthigaster valentini Valentin's sharpnose puffer Indo-Pacific 11 TL 1853

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