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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Tetraodontiformes
Family: Tetraodontidae Puffers
Subfamily: Canthigasterinae
Genus: Canthigaster

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Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 15 cm TL
Canthigaster amboinensis (Bleeker, 1864)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Canthigaster amboinensis
[Spider-eye puffer]



Pacific
Max. Length 10.1 cm SL
Canthigaster axiologus Whitley, 1931

Photo by Photo by Johnson, J.
 
Canthigaster axiologus
[Pacific crown toby]



Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 10 cm TL
Canthigaster bennetti (Bleeker, 1854)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Canthigaster bennetti
[Bennett's sharpnose puffer]



Southwest Pacific
Max. Length 23 cm TL
Canthigaster callisterna (Ogilby, 1889)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Canthigaster callisterna
[Clown toado]



Eastern Central Atlantic

Canthigaster capistrata (Lowe, 1839)

Photo by Photo by Pinheiro, P.
 
Canthigaster capistrata
[Macaronesian sharpnose-puffer]



Western Pacific
Max. Length 12 cm SL
Canthigaster compressa (Marion de Procé, 1822)

Photo by Photo by Yin, Robert
 
Canthigaster compressa
[Compressed toby]



Former distribution of Ha
Max. Length 11 cm SL
Canthigaster coronata (Vaillant & Sauvage, 1875)

Photo by Photo by Malaer, P.
 
Canthigaster coronata
[Crowned puffer]



Central Pacific
Max. Length 3.9 cm SL
Canthigaster criobe Williams, Delrieu-Trottin & Planes, 2012

Photo by Photo by Williams, J.T.
 
Canthigaster criobe
[Striped toby]



Southeast Pacific
Max. Length 7.1 cm NG
Canthigaster cyanetron Randall & Cea-Egaña, 1989

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Canthigaster cyanetron
[Bluebelly toby]



Indian Ocean
Max. Length 10.4 cm SL
Canthigaster cyanospilota Randall, Williams & Rocha, 2008

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Canthigaster cyanospilota
[Blue-spotted toby]



Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 12 cm TL
Canthigaster epilampra (Jenkins, 1903)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Canthigaster epilampra
[Lantern toby]



Western Atlantic
Max. Length 12 cm NG
Canthigaster figueiredoi Moura & Castro, 2002

Photo by Photo by Sampaio, C.L.S.
 
Canthigaster figueiredoi
[Southern Atlantic sharpnose-puffer]
No picture found


 
Canthigaster flavoreticulata
[]



Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 7.6 cm SL
Canthigaster inframacula Allen & Randall, 1977

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Canthigaster inframacula
[]
No picture found


 
Canthigaster investigatoris
[]



Pacific Ocean
Max. Length 9 cm TL
Canthigaster jactator (Jenkins, 1901)

Photo by Photo by Malaer, P.
 
Canthigaster jactator
[Hawaiian whitespotted toby]



Western Atlantic
Max. Length 8.5 cm SL
Canthigaster jamestyleri Moura & Castro, 2002

Photo by Photo by Marotta, D.
 
Canthigaster jamestyleri
[Goldface toby]



Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 9 cm TL
Canthigaster janthinoptera (Bleeker, 1855)

Photo by Photo by Goebbels, D.
 
Canthigaster janthinoptera
[Honeycomb toby]



Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 7.5 cm SL
Canthigaster leoparda Lubbock & Allen, 1979

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Canthigaster leoparda
[Leopard sharpnose puffer]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 31.2 cm TL
Canthigaster margaritata (Rüppell, 1829)

Photo by Photo by Kochzius, M.
 
Canthigaster margaritata
[]



Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 7.1 cm SL
Canthigaster marquesensis Allen & Randall, 1977

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Canthigaster marquesensis
[]



Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 8.6 cm SL
Canthigaster natalensis (Günther, 1870)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Canthigaster natalensis
[Natal toby]



Western Pacific
Max. Length 7.5 cm SL
Canthigaster ocellicincta Allen & Randall, 1977

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Canthigaster ocellicincta
[Shy toby]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 10 cm SL
Canthigaster papua (Bleeker, 1848)

Photo by Photo by Bednarzik, J.
 
Canthigaster papua
[Papuan toby]



Indian Ocean
Max. Length 9 cm TL
Canthigaster petersii (Bianconi, 1854)

Photo by Photo by Goebbels, D.
 
Canthigaster petersii
[Peter's toby]
No picture found


 
Canthigaster punctata
[]



Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 9 cm TL
Canthigaster punctatissima (Günther, 1870)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Canthigaster punctatissima
[Spotted sharpnosed puffer]



Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 5.6 cm TL
Canthigaster pygmaea Allen & Randall, 1977

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Canthigaster pygmaea
[Pygmy toby]



Central Pacific
Max. Length 7.8 cm SL
Canthigaster rapaensis Allen & Randall, 1977

Photo by Photo by Williams, J.T.
 
Canthigaster rapaensis
[]



Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 18 cm TL
Canthigaster rivulata (Temminck & Schlegel, 1850)

Photo by Photo by Tanaka, H.
 
Canthigaster rivulata
[Brown-lined puffer]



Western Central Atlantic
Max. Length 12 cm TL
Canthigaster rostrata (Bloch, 1786)

Photo by Photo by Patzner, R.
 
Canthigaster rostrata
[Caribbean sharpnose-puffer]



Southeast Atlantic
Max. Length 6.7 cm SL
Canthigaster sanctaehelenae (Günther, 1870)

Photo by Photo by Wirtz, P.
 
Canthigaster sanctaehelenae
[St. Helena Sharpnose Pufferfish]



Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 13 cm TL
Canthigaster smithae Allen & Randall, 1977

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Canthigaster smithae
[Bicolored toby]



Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 11.5 cm TL
Canthigaster solandri (Richardson, 1845)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Canthigaster solandri
[Spotted sharpnose]



Eastern Central Atlantic
Max. Length 3.9 cm SL
Canthigaster supramacula Moura & Castro, 2002

Photo by Photo by Wirtz, P.
 
Canthigaster supramacula
[West African sharpnose-puffer]



Indian Ocean
Max. Length 9 cm TL
Canthigaster tyleri Allen & Randall, 1977

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Canthigaster tyleri
[Tyler's toby]



Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 11 cm TL
Canthigaster valentini (Bleeker, 1853)

Photo by Photo by Wilkie, M.
 
Canthigaster valentini
[Valentin's sharpnose puffer]



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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Canthigaster amboinensis Spider-eye puffer Indo-Pacific 15 TL 1864
Canthigaster axiologus Pacific crown toby Pacific 10.1 SL 1931
Canthigaster bennetti Bennett's sharpnose puffer Indo-Pacific 10 TL 1854
Canthigaster callisterna Clown toado Southwest Pacific 23 TL 1889
Canthigaster capistrata Macaronesian sharpnose-puffer Eastern Central Atlantic 1839
Canthigaster compressa Compressed toby Western Pacific 12 SL 1822
Canthigaster coronata Crowned puffer Former distribution of Ha 11 SL 1875
Canthigaster criobe Striped toby Central Pacific 3.9 SL 2012
Canthigaster cyanetron Bluebelly toby Southeast Pacific 7.1 NG 1989
Canthigaster cyanospilota Blue-spotted toby Indian Ocean 10.4 SL 2008
Canthigaster epilampra Lantern toby Indo-Pacific 12 TL 1903
Canthigaster figueiredoi Southern Atlantic sharpnose-puffer Western Atlantic 12 NG 2002
Canthigaster flavoreticulata Pacific Ocean 1986
Canthigaster inframacula Eastern Central Pacific 7.6 SL 1977
Canthigaster investigatoris Indo-West Pacific 1910
Canthigaster jactator Hawaiian whitespotted toby Pacific Ocean 9 TL 1901
Canthigaster jamestyleri Goldface toby Western Atlantic 8.5 SL 2002
Canthigaster janthinoptera Honeycomb toby Indo-Pacific 9 TL 1855
Canthigaster leoparda Leopard sharpnose puffer Eastern Indian Ocean 7.5 SL 1979
Canthigaster margaritata Indo-West Pacific 31.2 TL 1829
Canthigaster marquesensis Eastern Central Pacific 7.1 SL 1977
Canthigaster natalensis Natal toby Western Indian Ocean 8.6 SL 1870
Canthigaster ocellicincta Shy toby Western Pacific 7.5 SL 1977
Canthigaster papua Papuan toby Indo-West Pacific 10 SL 1848
Canthigaster petersii Peter's toby Indian Ocean 9 TL 1854
Canthigaster punctata Western Indian Ocean 1992
Canthigaster punctatissima Spotted sharpnosed puffer Eastern Central Pacific 9 TL 1870
Canthigaster pygmaea Pygmy toby Western Indian Ocean 5.6 TL 1977
Canthigaster rapaensis Central Pacific 7.8 SL 1977
Canthigaster rivulata Brown-lined puffer Indo-Pacific 18 TL 1850
Canthigaster rostrata Caribbean sharpnose-puffer Western Central Atlantic 12 TL 1786
Canthigaster sanctaehelenae St. Helena Sharpnose Pufferfish Southeast Atlantic 6.7 SL 1870
Canthigaster smithae Bicolored toby Western Indian Ocean 13 TL 1977
Canthigaster solandri Spotted sharpnose Indo-Pacific 11.5 TL 1845
Canthigaster supramacula West African sharpnose-puffer Eastern Central Atlantic 3.9 SL 2002
Canthigaster tyleri Tyler's toby Indian Ocean 9 TL 1977
Canthigaster valentini Valentin's sharpnose puffer Indo-Pacific 11 TL 1853



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