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

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Lagocephalus cheesemanii
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Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 35 cm SL
Lagocephalus gloveri Abe & Tabeta, 1983

Photo by Photo by Tran, H.H.
 
Lagocephalus gloveri
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Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 26 cm TL
Lagocephalus guentheri Miranda Ribeiro, 1915

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Lagocephalus guentheri
[Diamondback puffer]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 90 cm SL
Lagocephalus inermis (Temminck & Schlegel, 1850)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Lagocephalus inermis
[Smooth blaasop]



Western Atlantic
Max. Length 100 cm TL
Lagocephalus laevigatus (Linnaeus, 1766)

Photo by Photo by Alvheim, O./Institute of Marine Research (IMR)
 
Lagocephalus laevigatus
[Smooth puffer]



Circumglobal
Max. Length 61 cm TL
Lagocephalus lagocephalus (Linnaeus, 1758)

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Lagocephalus lagocephalus
[Oceanic puffer]



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

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Lagocephalus lunaris
[Lunartail puffer]



Indo-West Pacific (Ref. 4
Max. Length 110 cm SL
Lagocephalus sceleratus (Gmelin, 1789)

Photo by Photo by Patzner, R.
 
Lagocephalus sceleratus
[Silver-cheeked toadfish]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 43.1 cm TL
Lagocephalus spadiceus (Richardson, 1845)

Photo by Photo by Tran, H.H.
 
Lagocephalus spadiceus
[Half-smooth golden pufferfish]



Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 18 cm TL
Lagocephalus suezensis Clark & Gohar, 1953

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Lagocephalus suezensis
[]



Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 30 cm SL
Lagocephalus wheeleri Abe, Tabeta & Kitahama, 1984

Photo by Photo by Suzuki, T.
 
Lagocephalus wheeleri
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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Lagocephalus cheesemanii Southwest Pacific 1897
Lagocephalus gloveri Indo-West Pacific 35 SL 1983
Lagocephalus guentheri Diamondback puffer Indo-West Pacific 26 TL 1915
Lagocephalus inermis Smooth blaasop Indo-West Pacific 90 SL 1850
Lagocephalus laevigatus Smooth puffer Western Atlantic 100 TL 1766
Lagocephalus lagocephalus Oceanic puffer Circumglobal 61 TL 1758
Lagocephalus lunaris Lunartail puffer Indo-West Pacific 45 SL 1801
Lagocephalus sceleratus Silver-cheeked toadfish Indo-West Pacific (Ref. 4 110 SL 1789
Lagocephalus spadiceus Half-smooth golden pufferfish Indo-West Pacific 43.1 TL 1845
Lagocephalus suezensis Western Indian Ocean 18 TL 1953
Lagocephalus wheeleri Northwest Pacific 30 SL 1984



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