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

(See list of species below)



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Indo-West Pacific.
Max. Length 23 cm SL
Takifugu alboplumbeus (Richardson, 1845)

Photo by Photo by Cornish, A.
 
Takifugu alboplumbeus
[]
No picture found


 
Takifugu basilevskianus
[]



Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 30 cm SL
Takifugu bimaculatus (Richardson, 1845)

Photo by Photo by Chiang, S.
 
Takifugu bimaculatus
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No picture found

Max. Length 55 cm SL

 
Takifugu chinensis
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 20 cm SL

 
Takifugu chrysops
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No picture found


 
Takifugu coronoidus
[]



Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 15 cm SL
Takifugu exascurus (Jordan & Snyder, 1901)

Photo by Photo by Suzuki, T.
 
Takifugu exascurus
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 35 cm SL

 
Takifugu flavidus
[Yellowbelly pufferfish]



Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 15 cm TL
Takifugu niphobles (Jordan & Snyder, 1901)

Photo by Photo by Patzner, R.
 
Takifugu niphobles
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Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 40 cm TL
Takifugu oblongus (Bloch, 1786)

Photo by Photo by Tran, H.H.
 
Takifugu oblongus
[Lattice blaasop]



Western Pacific
Max. Length 40 cm SL
Takifugu obscurus (Abe, 1949)

Photo by Photo by CAFS
 
Takifugu obscurus
[Obscure pufferfish]



Asia
Max. Length 15 cm TL
Takifugu ocellatus (Linnaeus, 1758)

Photo by Photo by Chiang, S.
 
Takifugu ocellatus
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No picture found


 
Takifugu orbimaculatus
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Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 30 cm SL
Takifugu pardalis (Temminck & Schlegel, 1850)

Photo by Photo by Suzuki, T.
 
Takifugu pardalis
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No picture found

Max. Length 11.0 cm SL

 
Takifugu plagiocellatus
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Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 20 cm SL
Takifugu poecilonotus (Temminck & Schlegel, 1850)

Photo by Photo by Suzuki, T.
 
Takifugu poecilonotus
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Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 52 cm TL
Takifugu porphyreus (Temminck & Schlegel, 1850)

Photo by Photo by Suzuki, T.
 
Takifugu porphyreus
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No picture found

Max. Length 35 cm SL

 
Takifugu pseudommus
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 20 cm SL

 
Takifugu radiatus
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 29 cm SL

 
Takifugu reticularis
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Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 80 cm TL
Takifugu rubripes (Temminck & Schlegel, 1850)

Photo by Photo by Yau, B.
 
Takifugu rubripes
[Japanese pufferfish]



Western Pacific
Max. Length 30 cm SL
Takifugu snyderi (Abe, 1988)

Photo by Photo by Suzuki, T.
 
Takifugu snyderi
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Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 35 cm SL
Takifugu stictonotus (Temminck & Schlegel, 1850)

Photo by Photo by Suzuki, T.
 
Takifugu stictonotus
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No picture found

Max. Length 13.7 cm SL

 
Takifugu variomaculatus
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Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 30 cm SL
Takifugu vermicularis (Temminck & Schlegel, 1850)

Photo by Photo by CAFS
 
Takifugu vermicularis
[Purple puffer]



Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 50 cm SL
Takifugu xanthopterus (Temminck & Schlegel, 1850)

Photo by Photo by CAFS
 
Takifugu xanthopterus
[Yellowfin pufferfish]



26 species

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Takifugu alboplumbeus Indo-West Pacific. 23 SL 1845
Takifugu basilevskianus Indo-West Pacific. 1855
Takifugu bimaculatus Northwest Pacific 30 SL 1845
Takifugu chinensis Northwest Pacific 55 SL 1949
Takifugu chrysops Northwest Pacific 20 SL 1879
Takifugu coronoidus Northwest Pacific 1992
Takifugu exascurus Northwest Pacific 15 SL 1901
Takifugu flavidus Yellowbelly pufferfish Northwest Pacific 35 SL 1975
Takifugu niphobles Northwest Pacific 15 TL 1901
Takifugu oblongus Lattice blaasop Indo-West Pacific 40 TL 1786
Takifugu obscurus Obscure pufferfish Western Pacific 40 SL 1949
Takifugu ocellatus Asia 15 TL 1758
Takifugu orbimaculatus Asia 1984
Takifugu pardalis Northwest Pacific 30 SL 1850
Takifugu plagiocellatus Northwest Pacific 11.0 SL 2002
Takifugu poecilonotus Northwest Pacific 20 SL 1850
Takifugu porphyreus Northwest Pacific 52 TL 1850
Takifugu pseudommus Northwest Pacific 35 SL 1935
Takifugu radiatus Northwest Pacific 20 SL 1947
Takifugu reticularis Northwest Pacific 29 SL 1975
Takifugu rubripes Japanese pufferfish Northwest Pacific 80 TL 1850
Takifugu snyderi Western Pacific 30 SL 1988
Takifugu stictonotus Northwest Pacific 35 SL 1850
Takifugu variomaculatus Northwest Pacific 13.7 SL 2002
Takifugu vermicularis Purple puffer Northwest Pacific 30 SL 1850
Takifugu xanthopterus Yellowfin pufferfish Northwest Pacific 50 SL 1850



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