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

(See list of species below)



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11 species (see list below)

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Southwest Pacific

 
Lagocephalus cheesemanii
[]

Photo by Tran, H.H.

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 35 cm SL
Lagocephalus gloveri Abe & Tabeta, 1983

Photo by Tran, H.H.
 
Lagocephalus gloveri
[]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 26 cm TL
Lagocephalus guentheri Miranda Ribeiro, 1915

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Lagocephalus guentheri
[Diamondback puffer]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 90 cm SL
Lagocephalus inermis (Temminck & Schlegel, 1850)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Lagocephalus inermis
[Smooth blaasop]

Photo by Alvheim, O./Institute of Marine Research (IMR)

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 100 cm TL
Lagocephalus laevigatus (Linnaeus, 1766)

Photo by Alvheim, O./Institute of Marine Research (IMR)
 
Lagocephalus laevigatus
[Smooth puffer]

Photo by Oceanario de Lisboa

Circumglobal
Max. Length 61 cm TL
Lagocephalus lagocephalus (Linnaeus, 1758)

Photo by Oceanario de Lisboa
 
Lagocephalus lagocephalus
[Oceanic puffer]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

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

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Lagocephalus lunaris
[Lunartail puffer]

Photo by Justine, J.-L.

Indo-West Pacific (Ref. 4
Max. Length 110 cm SL
Lagocephalus sceleratus (Gmelin, 1789)

Photo by Justine, J.-L.
 
Lagocephalus sceleratus
[Silver-cheeked toadfish]

Photo by Tran, H.H.

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 25 cm TL
Lagocephalus spadiceus (Richardson, 1845)

Photo by Tran, H.H.
 
Lagocephalus spadiceus
[Half-smooth golden pufferfish]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 18 cm TL
Lagocephalus suezensis Clark & Gohar, 1953

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Lagocephalus suezensis
[]

Photo by Suzuki, T.

Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 30 cm SL
Lagocephalus wheeleri Abe, Tabeta & Kitahama, 1984

Photo by Suzuki, T.
 
Lagocephalus wheeleri
[]
11 Species of Family Tetraodontidae with Genus Lagocephalus
(Puffers)
Sort by: Species Length Year
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Year Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
1897 Lagocephalus cheesemanii Southwest Pacific
1983 Lagocephalus gloveri Indo-West Pacific 35 SL
1915 Lagocephalus guentheri Diamondback puffer Indo-West Pacific 26 TL
1850 Lagocephalus inermis Smooth blaasop Indo-West Pacific 90 SL
1766 Lagocephalus laevigatus Smooth puffer Western Atlantic 100 TL
1758 Lagocephalus lagocephalus Oceanic puffer Circumglobal 61 TL
1801 Lagocephalus lunaris Lunartail puffer Indo-West Pacific 45 SL
1789 Lagocephalus sceleratus Silver-cheeked toadfish Indo-West Pacific (Ref. 4 110 SL
1845 Lagocephalus spadiceus Half-smooth golden pufferfish Indo-West Pacific 25 TL
1953 Lagocephalus suezensis Western Indian Ocean 18 TL
1984 Lagocephalus wheeleri Northwest Pacific 30 SL



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