Canthigaster jamestyleri Moura & Castro, 2002
Goldface toby
photo by Marotta, D.

Family:  Tetraodontidae (Puffers), subfamily: Canthigasterinae
Max. size:  8.52 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  reef-associated; marine; depth range 90 - 100 m
Distribution:  Western Atlantic: off the southeast coast of the USA and the Gulf of Mexico.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal soft rays (total): 9-9; Anal soft rays: 9-9. Absence of dark dorsal and ventral margins on the caudal fin and the presence of a small irregular dark spot on the dorsal fin base; presence of bars on the caudal fin; presence of diagonally oriented lines on the snout, and presence of two darker longitudinal stripes on the sides of its body (Ref. 43205).
Biology:  Occurs in deep reefs, most probably over hard bottom (Ref. 43205). Maximum depth from Ref. 58018.
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 08 June 2011 Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 25.09.03
Modified by: Bailly, Nicolas - 15.07.13

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