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Arothron nigropunctatus  (Bloch & Schneider, 1801)

Blackspotted puffer
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Australia country information

Common names: Blackspotted puffer
Occurrence: native
Salinity: marine
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Uses: no uses
Comments:
National Checklist:
Country Information: https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/resources/the-world-factbook/geos/as.html
National Fisheries Authority:
Occurrences: Occurrences Point map
Main Ref: Randall, J.E., G.R. Allen and R.C. Steene, 1990
National Database:

Classification / Names

Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Tetraodontiformes (Puffers and filefishes) > Tetraodontidae (Puffers) > Tetraodontinae
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL

Common names from other countries

Main reference

Size / Weight / Age

Max length : 33.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 9710)

Environment

Marine; reef-associated; depth range 3 - 25 m (Ref. 30874)

Climate / Range

Tropical; 42°N - 35°S, 20°E - 158°W

Distribution

Indo-Pacific: East Africa to Micronesia and Samoa, north to southern Japan, south to New South Wales. Replaced by Arothron diadematus in the Red Sea (Ref. 37816, Ref. 84159).
Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Short description

Dorsal spines (total): 0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 10-11; Anal spines: 0; Anal soft rays: 10 - 12. Body covered with prickles (Ref. 559) and with large black spots (Ref. 4919).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Inhabit coastal to outer reef crest and slopes with rich invertebrate growth. Sometimes solitary (Ref. 90102). Adults often in pairs (Ref. 48637). Feed on corals (usually Acropora tips), crustaceans, mollusks, sponges, tunicates and algae (Ref. 2334). Generally common (Ref. 9710).

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

Threat to humans

  Poisonous to eat (Ref. 4690)



Human uses

Aquarium: public aquariums

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Internet sources

BHL | Check for other websites | Check FishWatcher | CISTI | DiscoverLife | ECOTOX | FAO(Publication : search) | GenBank(genome, nucleotide) | GOBASE | Google Books | Google Scholar | Google | IGFA World Record | iSpecies | National databases | Public aquariums | PubMed | Scirus | Sea Around Us | SeaLifeBase | Tree of Life | uBio | uBio RSS | Wikipedia(Go, Search) | World Records Freshwater Fishing | Zoological Record | Fishtrace

Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805)
PD50 = 0.5000 many relatives (e.g. carps) 0.5 - 2.0 few relatives (e.g. lungfishes)

Trophic Level (Ref. 69278)
3.4   ±0.5 se; Based on diet studies.

Resilience (Ref. 69278)
High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.)

Vulnerability (Ref. 59153)
Low to moderate vulnerability (26 of 100)
Price category (Ref. 80766)
Very high