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Family: Tetraodontidae Puffers


Country: French Polynesia | See tabular list

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14 species in French Polynesia - Pacific, Eastern Central
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Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 50 cm TL
Arothron hispidus (Linnaeus, 1758)

Photo by Photo by Kochzius, M.
 
Arothron hispidus
[White-spotted puffer]



Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 50 cm TL
Arothron meleagris (Anonymous, 1798)

Photo by Photo by Wirtz, P.
 
Arothron meleagris
[Guineafowl puffer]



Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 120 cm TL
Arothron stellatus (Anonymous, 1798)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Arothron stellatus
[Stellate puffer]



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]



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]



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

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



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

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



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

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Canthigaster marquesensis
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Western Pacific
Max. Length 7.5 cm SL
Canthigaster ocellicincta Allen & Randall, 1977

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



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

Photo by Photo by Williams, J.T.
 
Canthigaster rapaensis
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Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 11.5 cm TL
Canthigaster solandri (Richardson, 1845)

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



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

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



14 species French Polynesia - - Pacific, Eastern Central

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Arothron hispidus White-spotted puffer Indo-Pacific 50 TL 1758
Arothron meleagris Guineafowl puffer Indo-Pacific 50 TL 1798
Arothron stellatus Stellate puffer Indo-Pacific 120 TL 1798
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 criobe Striped toby Central Pacific 3.9 SL 2012
Canthigaster epilampra Lantern toby Indo-Pacific 12 TL 1903
Canthigaster janthinoptera Honeycomb toby Indo-Pacific 9 TL 1855
Canthigaster marquesensis Eastern Central Pacific 7.1 SL 1977
Canthigaster ocellicincta Shy toby Western Pacific 7.5 SL 1977
Canthigaster rapaensis Central Pacific 7.8 SL 1977
Canthigaster solandri Spotted sharpnose Indo-Pacific 11.5 TL 1845
Canthigaster valentini Valentin's sharpnose puffer Indo-Pacific 11 TL 1853



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