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

(See list of species below)



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22 species (see list below)

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Photo by JJPhoto

Asia
Max. Length 10.3 cm SL
Tetraodon abei Roberts, 1998

Photo by JJPhoto
 
Tetraodon abei
[]

Photo by Baird, I.G.

Asia
Max. Length 12 cm SL
Tetraodon baileyi Sontirat, 1985

Photo by Baird, I.G.
 
Tetraodon baileyi
[Hairy puffer]

Photo by Dikic, D.

Asia
Max. Length 8 cm TL
Tetraodon biocellatus Tirant, 1885

Photo by Dikic, D.
 
Tetraodon biocellatus
[Eyespot pufferfish]

Photo by Baird, I.G.

Asia
Max. Length 15.3 cm SL
Tetraodon cambodgiensis Chabanaud, 1923

Photo by Baird, I.G.
 
Tetraodon cambodgiensis
[]

Photo by Hippocampus-Bildarchiv

Asia
Max. Length 15 cm TL
Tetraodon cutcutia Hamilton, 1822

Photo by Hippocampus-Bildarchiv
 
Tetraodon cutcutia
[Ocellated pufferfish]
No picture found
Africa
Max. Length 8.7 cm TL

 
Tetraodon duboisi
[]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Asia and Oceania
Max. Length 8.5 cm TL
Tetraodon erythrotaenia Bleeker, 1853

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Tetraodon erythrotaenia
[Red-striped toadfish]

Photo by Flörkemeier, T.

Asia
Max. Length 17 cm TL
Tetraodon fluviatilis Hamilton, 1822

Photo by Flörkemeier, T.
 
Tetraodon fluviatilis
[Green pufferfish]
No picture found
Asia

 
Tetraodon hilgendorfii
[]
No picture found
Indian Ocean

 
Tetraodon implutus
[]
No picture found
Asia
Max. Length 4.5 cm SL

 
Tetraodon kretamensis
[]

Photo by Hippocampus-Bildarchiv

Africa
Max. Length 43 cm TL
Tetraodon lineatus Linnaeus, 1758

Photo by Hippocampus-Bildarchiv
 
Tetraodon lineatus
[Globe fish]

Photo by Germeau, G./ Doumont, Y.

Africa
Max. Length 67 cm TL
Tetraodon mbu Boulenger, 1899

Photo by Germeau, G./ Doumont, Y.
 
Tetraodon mbu
[Fresh water puffer fish]

Photo by Moeremans, L.

Africa
Max. Length 15 cm SL
Tetraodon miurus Boulenger, 1902

Photo by Moeremans, L.
 
Tetraodon miurus
[]

Photo by Liu, K.H.

Asia
Max. Length 17 cm TL
Tetraodon nigroviridis Marion de Procé, 1822

Photo by Liu, K.H.
 
Tetraodon nigroviridis
[Spotted green pufferfish]
No picture found
Asia
Max. Length 19.4 cm SL

 
Tetraodon palembangensis
[]

Photo by Moeremans, L.

Africa
Max. Length 36 cm TL
Tetraodon pustulatus Murray, 1857

Photo by Moeremans, L.
 
Tetraodon pustulatus
[]
No picture found
Asia
Max. Length 10.8 cm SL

 
Tetraodon sabahensis
[]

Photo by Hippocampus-Bildarchiv

Africa
Max. Length 9 cm TL
Tetraodon schoutedeni Pellegrin, 1926

Photo by Hippocampus-Bildarchiv
 
Tetraodon schoutedeni
[]

Photo by Scholtz, D.

Asia
Max. Length 11.5 cm SL
Tetraodon suvattii Sontirat & Soonthornsatit, 1985

Photo by Scholtz, D.
 
Tetraodon suvattii
[]

Photo by JJPhoto

Asia
Max. Length 18.5 cm SL
Tetraodon turgidus (Kottelat, 2000)

Photo by JJPhoto
 
Tetraodon turgidus
[]
No picture found
Asia
Max. Length 3.6 cm SL

 
Tetraodon waandersii
[]
22 Species of Family Tetraodontidae with Genus Tetraodon
(Puffers)
Sort by: Species Length Year
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Year Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
1998 Tetraodon abei Asia 10.3 SL
1985 Tetraodon baileyi Hairy puffer Asia 12 SL
1885 Tetraodon biocellatus Eyespot pufferfish Asia 8 TL
1923 Tetraodon cambodgiensis Asia 15.3 SL
1822 Tetraodon cutcutia Ocellated pufferfish Asia 15 TL
1959 Tetraodon duboisi Africa 8.7 TL
1853 Tetraodon erythrotaenia Red-striped toadfish Asia and Oceania 8.5 TL
1822 Tetraodon fluviatilis Green pufferfish Asia 17 TL
1905 Tetraodon hilgendorfii Asia
1842 Tetraodon implutus Indian Ocean
1953 Tetraodon kretamensis Asia 4.5 SL
1758 Tetraodon lineatus Globe fish Africa 43 TL
1899 Tetraodon mbu Fresh water puffer fish Africa 67 TL
1902 Tetraodon miurus Africa 15 SL
1822 Tetraodon nigroviridis Spotted green pufferfish Asia 17 TL
1851 Tetraodon palembangensis Asia 19.4 SL
1857 Tetraodon pustulatus Africa 36 TL
1975 Tetraodon sabahensis Asia 10.8 SL
1926 Tetraodon schoutedeni Africa 9 TL
1985 Tetraodon suvattii Asia 11.5 SL
2000 Tetraodon turgidus Asia 18.5 SL
1853 Tetraodon waandersii Asia 3.6 SL



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