Canthigaster tyleri Allen & Randall, 1977
Tyler's toby
Canthigaster tyleri
photo by Randall, J.E.

Family:  Tetraodontidae (Puffers), subfamily: Canthigasterinae
Max. size:  9 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  reef-associated; marine; depth range 1 - 40 m
Distribution:  Indian Ocean: Mauritius, Comoros, Maldives, and Seychelles. Replaced in the western Pacific by the closely related Canthigaster leoparda Lubbock & Allen 1979.
Biology:  Inhabits clear lagoon and seaward reefs. Secretive, often in holes or under ledges. Feeds on a variety of algae, sponges and invertebrates (Ref. 9710).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 08 June 2011 Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
Country info:  With an Indonesian distribution from the Moluccas (Ref. 47567).

Entered by: Torres, Armi G. - 01.03.95
Modified by: Bailly, Nicolas - 15.07.13

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