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

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22 species (see list below)

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Eastern Pacific. Needs a

 
Sphoeroides andersonianus
[]

Photo by FAO

Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 25 cm TL
Sphoeroides angusticeps (Jenyns, 1842)

Photo by FAO
 
Sphoeroides angusticeps
[Narrow-headed puffer]

Photo by Wirtz, P.

Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 44 cm TL
Sphoeroides annulatus (Jenyns, 1842)

Photo by Wirtz, P.
 
Sphoeroides annulatus
[Bullseye puffer]

Photo by NOAA\NMFS\Mississippi Laboratory

Western Central Atlantic
Max. Length 20 cm TL
Sphoeroides dorsalis Longley, 1934

Photo by NOAA\NMFS\Mississippi Laboratory
 
Sphoeroides dorsalis
[Marbled puffer]
No picture found
Western Central Atlantic

 
Sphoeroides georgemilleri
[]

Photo by Wirtz, P.

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 18 cm TL
Sphoeroides greeleyi Gilbert, 1900

Photo by Wirtz, P.
 
Sphoeroides greeleyi
[Green puffer]

Photo by FAO

Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 18 cm TL
Sphoeroides kendalli Meek & Hildebrand, 1928

Photo by FAO
 
Sphoeroides kendalli
[Slick puffer]
No picture found
Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 35.2 cm TL

 
Sphoeroides lispus
[Naked puffer]

Photo by Robertson, R.

Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 25 cm TL
Sphoeroides lobatus (Steindachner, 1870)

Photo by Robertson, R.
 
Sphoeroides lobatus
[Longnose puffer]

Photo by JJPhoto

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 36 cm TL
Sphoeroides maculatus (Bloch & Schneider, 1801)

Photo by JJPhoto
 
Sphoeroides maculatus
[Northern puffer]

Photo by Wirtz, P.

Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 20 cm TL
Sphoeroides marmoratus (Lowe, 1838)

Photo by Wirtz, P.
 
Sphoeroides marmoratus
[Guinean puffer]

Photo by Leahy Jr., P.M.

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 30 cm TL
Sphoeroides nephelus (Goode & Bean, 1882)

Photo by Leahy Jr., P.M.
 
Sphoeroides nephelus
[Southern puffer]
No picture found
Southwest Pacific

 
Sphoeroides nitidus
[]

Photo by Cambraia Duarte, P.M.N. (c)ImagDOP

Circumglobal in tropical
Max. Length 40.5 cm SL
Sphoeroides pachygaster (Müller & Troschel, 1848)

Photo by Cambraia Duarte, P.M.N. (c)ImagDOP
 
Sphoeroides pachygaster
[Blunthead puffer]

Photo by Sneegas, G.W.

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 15 cm TL
Sphoeroides parvus Shipp & Yerger, 1969

Photo by Sneegas, G.W.
 
Sphoeroides parvus
[Least puffer]

Photo by Robertson, R.

Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 21.9 cm SL
Sphoeroides rosenblatti Bussing, 1996

Photo by Robertson, R.
 
Sphoeroides rosenblatti
[]

Photo by Robertson, R.

Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 17 cm TL
Sphoeroides sechurae Hildebrand, 1946

Photo by Robertson, R.
 
Sphoeroides sechurae
[Peruvian puffer]

Photo by Cox, C.

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 30 cm TL
Sphoeroides spengleri (Bloch, 1785)

Photo by Cox, C.
 
Sphoeroides spengleri
[Bandtail puffer]

Photo by Gasparini, J.L.

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 38.8 cm TL
Sphoeroides testudineus (Linnaeus, 1758)

Photo by Gasparini, J.L.
 
Sphoeroides testudineus
[Checkered puffer]

Photo by Allen, G.R.

Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 10.5 cm TL
Sphoeroides trichocephalus (Cope, 1870)

Photo by Allen, G.R.
 
Sphoeroides trichocephalus
[Pygmy puffer]

Photo by Carvalho Filho, A.

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 12 cm NG
Sphoeroides tyleri Shipp, 1972

Photo by Carvalho Filho, A.
 
Sphoeroides tyleri
[Bearded puffer]
No picture found
Western Atlantic

 
Sphoeroides yergeri
[Speckled puffer]
22 Species of Family Tetraodontidae with Genus Sphoeroides
(Puffers)
Sort by: Species Length Year
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Year Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
1957 Sphoeroides andersonianus Eastern Pacific. Needs a
1842 Sphoeroides angusticeps Narrow-headed puffer Eastern Pacific 25 TL
1842 Sphoeroides annulatus Bullseye puffer Eastern Pacific 44 TL
1934 Sphoeroides dorsalis Marbled puffer Western Central Atlantic 20 TL
1972 Sphoeroides georgemilleri Western Central Atlantic
1900 Sphoeroides greeleyi Green puffer Western Atlantic 18 TL
1928 Sphoeroides kendalli Slick puffer Eastern Central Pacific 18 TL
1996 Sphoeroides lispus Naked puffer Eastern Pacific 35.2 TL
1870 Sphoeroides lobatus Longnose puffer Eastern Pacific 25 TL
1801 Sphoeroides maculatus Northern puffer Western Atlantic 36 TL
1838 Sphoeroides marmoratus Guinean puffer Eastern Atlantic 20 TL
1882 Sphoeroides nephelus Southern puffer Western Atlantic 30 TL
1921 Sphoeroides nitidus Southwest Pacific
1848 Sphoeroides pachygaster Blunthead puffer Circumglobal in tropical 40.5 SL
1969 Sphoeroides parvus Least puffer Western Atlantic 15 TL
1996 Sphoeroides rosenblatti Eastern Central Pacific 21.9 SL
1946 Sphoeroides sechurae Peruvian puffer Eastern Pacific 17 TL
1785 Sphoeroides spengleri Bandtail puffer Western Atlantic 30 TL
1758 Sphoeroides testudineus Checkered puffer Western Atlantic 38.8 TL
1870 Sphoeroides trichocephalus Pygmy puffer Eastern Pacific 10.5 TL
1972 Sphoeroides tyleri Bearded puffer Western Atlantic 12 NG
1972 Sphoeroides yergeri Speckled puffer Western Atlantic



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