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

(See list of species below)



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25 species (see list below)

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Photo by Cornish, A.

Indo-West Pacific.
Max. Length 23 cm SL
Takifugu alboplumbeus (Richardson, 1845)

Photo by Cornish, A.
 
Takifugu alboplumbeus
[]

Photo by Chiang, S.

Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 30 cm SL
Takifugu bimaculatus (Richardson, 1845)

Photo by Chiang, S.
 
Takifugu bimaculatus
[]
No picture found
Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 55 cm SL

 
Takifugu chinensis
[]
No picture found
Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 20 cm SL

 
Takifugu chrysops
[]
No picture found
Northwest Pacific

 
Takifugu coronoidus
[]

Photo by Suzuki, T.

Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 15 cm SL
Takifugu exascurus (Jordan & Snyder, 1901)

Photo by Suzuki, T.
 
Takifugu exascurus
[]
No picture found
Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 35 cm SL

 
Takifugu flavidus
[Yellowbelly pufferfish]

Photo by Patzner, R.

Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 15 cm TL
Takifugu niphobles (Jordan & Snyder, 1901)

Photo by Patzner, R.
 
Takifugu niphobles
[]

Photo by Tran, H.H.

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 40 cm TL
Takifugu oblongus (Bloch, 1786)

Photo by Tran, H.H.
 
Takifugu oblongus
[Lattice blaasop]

Photo by CAFS

Western Pacific
Max. Length 40 cm SL
Takifugu obscurus (Abe, 1949)

Photo by CAFS
 
Takifugu obscurus
[Obscure pufferfish]

Photo by Chiang, S.

Asia
Max. Length 15 cm TL
Takifugu ocellatus (Linnaeus, 1758)

Photo by Chiang, S.
 
Takifugu ocellatus
[]
No picture found
Asia

 
Takifugu orbimaculatus
[]

Photo by Suzuki, T.

Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 30 cm SL
Takifugu pardalis (Temminck & Schlegel, 1850)

Photo by Suzuki, T.
 
Takifugu pardalis
[]
No picture found
Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 10.9 cm SL

 
Takifugu plagiocellatus
[]

Photo by Suzuki, T.

Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 20 cm SL
Takifugu poecilonotus (Temminck & Schlegel, 1850)

Photo by Suzuki, T.
 
Takifugu poecilonotus
[]

Photo by Suzuki, T.

Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 52 cm TL
Takifugu porphyreus (Temminck & Schlegel, 1850)

Photo by Suzuki, T.
 
Takifugu porphyreus
[]
No picture found
Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 35 cm SL

 
Takifugu pseudommus
[]
No picture found
Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 20 cm SL

 
Takifugu radiatus
[]
No picture found
Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 29 cm SL

 
Takifugu reticularis
[]

Photo by Yau, B.

Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 80 cm TL
Takifugu rubripes (Temminck & Schlegel, 1850)

Photo by Yau, B.
 
Takifugu rubripes
[Japanese pufferfish]

Photo by Suzuki, T.

Western Pacific
Max. Length 30 cm SL
Takifugu snyderi (Abe, 1988)

Photo by Suzuki, T.
 
Takifugu snyderi
[]

Photo by Suzuki, T.

Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 35 cm SL
Takifugu stictonotus (Temminck & Schlegel, 1850)

Photo by Suzuki, T.
 
Takifugu stictonotus
[]
No picture found
Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 13.7 cm SL

 
Takifugu variomaculatus
[]

Photo by CAFS

Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 30 cm SL
Takifugu vermicularis (Temminck & Schlegel, 1850)

Photo by CAFS
 
Takifugu vermicularis
[Purple puffer]

Photo by CAFS

Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 50 cm SL
Takifugu xanthopterus (Temminck & Schlegel, 1850)

Photo by CAFS
 
Takifugu xanthopterus
[Yellowfin pufferfish]
25 Species of Family Tetraodontidae with Genus Takifugu
(Puffers)
Sort by: Species Length Year
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Year Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
1845 Takifugu alboplumbeus Indo-West Pacific. 23 SL
1845 Takifugu bimaculatus Northwest Pacific 30 SL
1949 Takifugu chinensis Northwest Pacific 55 SL
1879 Takifugu chrysops Northwest Pacific 20 SL
1992 Takifugu coronoidus Northwest Pacific
1901 Takifugu exascurus Northwest Pacific 15 SL
1975 Takifugu flavidus Yellowbelly pufferfish Northwest Pacific 35 SL
1901 Takifugu niphobles Northwest Pacific 15 TL
1786 Takifugu oblongus Lattice blaasop Indo-West Pacific 40 TL
1949 Takifugu obscurus Obscure pufferfish Western Pacific 40 SL
1758 Takifugu ocellatus Asia 15 TL
1984 Takifugu orbimaculatus Asia
1850 Takifugu pardalis Northwest Pacific 30 SL
2002 Takifugu plagiocellatus Northwest Pacific 10.9 SL
1850 Takifugu poecilonotus Northwest Pacific 20 SL
1850 Takifugu porphyreus Northwest Pacific 52 TL
1935 Takifugu pseudommus Northwest Pacific 35 SL
1947 Takifugu radiatus Northwest Pacific 20 SL
1975 Takifugu reticularis Northwest Pacific 29 SL
1850 Takifugu rubripes Japanese pufferfish Northwest Pacific 80 TL
1988 Takifugu snyderi Western Pacific 30 SL
1850 Takifugu stictonotus Northwest Pacific 35 SL
2002 Takifugu variomaculatus Northwest Pacific 13.7 SL
1850 Takifugu vermicularis Purple puffer Northwest Pacific 30 SL
1850 Takifugu xanthopterus Yellowfin pufferfish Northwest Pacific 50 SL



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