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

(See list of species below)



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15 species (see list below)

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Photo by Randall, J.E.

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 80 cm TL
Arothron caeruleopunctatus Matsuura, 1994

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Arothron caeruleopunctatus
[Blue-spotted puffer]
No picture found
Eastern Indian Ocean

 
Arothron carduus
[]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 30 cm TL
Arothron diadematus (Rüppell, 1829)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Arothron diadematus
[Masked puffer]

Photo by CSIRO

Western Pacific
Max. Length 35 cm SL
Arothron firmamentum (Temminck & Schlegel, 1850)

Photo by CSIRO
 
Arothron firmamentum
[Starry toado]
No picture found
Southwest Pacific

 
Arothron gillbanksii
[]

Photo by Kochzius, M.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 50 cm TL
Arothron hispidus (Linnaeus, 1758)

Photo by Kochzius, M.
 
Arothron hispidus
[White-spotted puffer]

Photo by Field, R.

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 30 cm TL
Arothron immaculatus (Bloch & Schneider, 1801)

Photo by Field, R.
 
Arothron immaculatus
[Immaculate puffer]

Photo by SFSA

Southeast Atlantic
Max. Length 40 cm TL
Arothron inconditus Smith, 1958

Photo by SFSA
 
Arothron inconditus
[Bellystriped blaasop]

Photo by Zeena, K.V.

Indian Ocean

Arothron leopardus (Day, 1878)

Photo by Zeena, K.V.
 
Arothron leopardus
[Banded leopardblowfish]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Western Pacific
Max. Length 31 cm TL
Arothron manilensis (Marion de Procé, 1822)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Arothron manilensis
[Narrow-lined puffer]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 65 cm TL
Arothron mappa (Lesson, 1831)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Arothron mappa
[Map puffer]

Photo by Wirtz, P.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 50 cm TL
Arothron meleagris (Anonymous, 1798)

Photo by Wirtz, P.
 
Arothron meleagris
[Guineafowl puffer]

Photo by Patzner, R.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 33 cm TL
Arothron nigropunctatus (Bloch & Schneider, 1801)

Photo by Patzner, R.
 
Arothron nigropunctatus
[Blackspotted puffer]

Photo by Neussner, O.

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 45 cm SL
Arothron reticularis (Bloch & Schneider, 1801)

Photo by Neussner, O.
 
Arothron reticularis
[Reticulated pufferfish]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 120 cm TL
Arothron stellatus (Anonymous, 1798)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Arothron stellatus
[Stellate puffer]
15 Species of Family Tetraodontidae with Genus Arothron
(Puffers)
Sort by: Species Length Year
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Year Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
1994 Arothron caeruleopunctatus Blue-spotted puffer Indo-West Pacific 80 TL
1849 Arothron carduus Eastern Indian Ocean
1829 Arothron diadematus Masked puffer Western Indian Ocean 30 TL
1850 Arothron firmamentum Starry toado Western Pacific 35 SL
1897 Arothron gillbanksii Southwest Pacific
1758 Arothron hispidus White-spotted puffer Indo-Pacific 50 TL
1801 Arothron immaculatus Immaculate puffer Indo-West Pacific 30 TL
1958 Arothron inconditus Bellystriped blaasop Southeast Atlantic 40 TL
1878 Arothron leopardus Banded leopardblowfish Indian Ocean
1822 Arothron manilensis Narrow-lined puffer Western Pacific 31 TL
1831 Arothron mappa Map puffer Indo-Pacific 65 TL
1798 Arothron meleagris Guineafowl puffer Indo-Pacific 50 TL
1801 Arothron nigropunctatus Blackspotted puffer Indo-Pacific 33 TL
1801 Arothron reticularis Reticulated pufferfish Indo-West Pacific 45 SL
1798 Arothron stellatus Stellate puffer Indo-Pacific 120 TL



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