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

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Sphoeroides andersonianus Eastern Pacific. Needs a 1957
Sphoeroides angusticeps Narrow-headed puffer Eastern Pacific 25 TL 1842
Sphoeroides annulatus Bullseye puffer Eastern Pacific 44 TL 1842
Sphoeroides dorsalis Marbled puffer Western Central Atlantic 20 TL 1934
Sphoeroides georgemilleri Western Central Atlantic 1972
Sphoeroides greeleyi Green puffer Western Atlantic 18 TL 1900
Sphoeroides kendalli Slick puffer Eastern Central Pacific 18 TL 1928
Sphoeroides lispus Naked puffer Eastern Pacific 35.2 TL 1996
Sphoeroides lobatus Longnose puffer Eastern Pacific 25 TL 1870
Sphoeroides maculatus Northern puffer Western Atlantic 36 TL 1801
Sphoeroides marmoratus Guinean puffer Eastern Atlantic 20 TL 1838
Sphoeroides nephelus Southern puffer Western Atlantic 30 TL 1882
Sphoeroides nitidus Southwest Pacific 1921
Sphoeroides pachygaster Blunthead puffer Circumglobal in tropical 40.5 SL 1848
Sphoeroides parvus Least puffer Western Atlantic 15 TL 1969
Sphoeroides rosenblatti Eastern Central Pacific 21.9 SL 1996
Sphoeroides sechurae Peruvian puffer Eastern Pacific 17 TL 1946
Sphoeroides spengleri Bandtail puffer Western Atlantic 30 TL 1785
Sphoeroides testudineus Checkered puffer Western Atlantic to South 38.8 TL 1758
Sphoeroides trichocephalus Pygmy puffer Eastern Pacific 10.5 TL 1870
Sphoeroides tyleri Bearded puffer Western Atlantic 12 NG 1972
Sphoeroides yergeri Speckled puffer Western Atlantic 1972



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