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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Tetraodontiformes
Family: Tetraodontidae Puffers
Subfamily: Canthigasterinae
Genus: Canthigaster

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Photo by Randall, J.E.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 15 cm TL
Canthigaster amboinensis (Bleeker, 1864)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Canthigaster amboinensis
[Spider-eye puffer]

Photo by Johnson, J.

Pacific
Max. Length 10.1 cm SL
Canthigaster axiologus Whitley, 1931

Photo by Johnson, J.
 
Canthigaster axiologus
[Pacific crown toby]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 10 cm TL
Canthigaster bennetti (Bleeker, 1854)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Canthigaster bennetti
[Bennett's sharpnose puffer]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Southwest Pacific
Max. Length 23 cm TL
Canthigaster callisterna (Ogilby, 1889)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Canthigaster callisterna
[Clown toado]

Photo by Pinheiro, P.

Eastern Central Atlantic

Canthigaster capistrata (Lowe, 1839)

Photo by Pinheiro, P.
 
Canthigaster capistrata
[Macaronesian sharpnose-puffer]

Photo by Yin, Robert

Western Pacific
Max. Length 12 cm SL
Canthigaster compressa (Marion de Procé, 1822)

Photo by Yin, Robert
 
Canthigaster compressa
[Compressed toby]

Photo by Malaer, P.

Former distribution of Ha
Max. Length 11 cm SL
Canthigaster coronata (Vaillant & Sauvage, 1875)

Photo by Malaer, P.
 
Canthigaster coronata
[Crowned puffer]

Photo by Williams, J.T.

Central Pacific
Max. Length 3.9 cm SL
Canthigaster criobe Williams, Delrieu-Trottin & Planes, 2012

Photo by Williams, J.T.
 
Canthigaster criobe
[Striped toby]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Southeast Pacific
Max. Length 7.1 cm NG
Canthigaster cyanetron Randall & Cea-Egaña, 1989

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Canthigaster cyanetron
[Bluebelly toby]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Indian Ocean
Max. Length 10.4 cm SL
Canthigaster cyanospilota Randall, Williams & Rocha, 2008

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Canthigaster cyanospilota
[Blue-spotted toby]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

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

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

Photo by Sampaio, C.L.S.

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 12 cm NG
Canthigaster figueiredoi Moura & Castro, 2002

Photo by Sampaio, C.L.S.
 
Canthigaster figueiredoi
[Southern Atlantic sharpnose-puffer]
No picture found
Pacific Ocean

 
Canthigaster flavoreticulata
[]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 7.6 cm SL
Canthigaster inframacula Allen & Randall, 1977

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Canthigaster inframacula
[]
No picture found
Indo-West Pacific

 
Canthigaster investigatoris
[]

Photo by Malaer, P.

Pacific Ocean
Max. Length 9 cm TL
Canthigaster jactator (Jenkins, 1901)

Photo by Malaer, P.
 
Canthigaster jactator
[Hawaiian whitespotted toby]

Photo by Marotta, D.

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 8.5 cm SL
Canthigaster jamestyleri Moura & Castro, 2002

Photo by Marotta, D.
 
Canthigaster jamestyleri
[Goldface toby]

Photo by Goebbels, D.

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

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

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 7.5 cm SL
Canthigaster leoparda Lubbock & Allen, 1979

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Canthigaster leoparda
[Leopard sharpnose puffer]

Photo by Kochzius, M.

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 31.2 cm TL
Canthigaster margaritata (Rüppell, 1829)

Photo by Kochzius, M.
 
Canthigaster margaritata
[]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

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

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Canthigaster marquesensis
[]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 8.6 cm SL
Canthigaster natalensis (Günther, 1870)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Canthigaster natalensis
[Natal toby]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Western Pacific
Max. Length 7.5 cm SL
Canthigaster ocellicincta Allen & Randall, 1977

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

Photo by Bednarzik, J.

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 10 cm SL
Canthigaster papua (Bleeker, 1848)

Photo by Bednarzik, J.
 
Canthigaster papua
[Papuan toby]

Photo by Goebbels, D.

Indian Ocean
Max. Length 9 cm TL
Canthigaster petersii (Bianconi, 1854)

Photo by Goebbels, D.
 
Canthigaster petersii
[Peter's toby]
No picture found
Western Indian Ocean

 
Canthigaster punctata
[]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 9 cm TL
Canthigaster punctatissima (Günther, 1870)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Canthigaster punctatissima
[Spotted sharpnosed puffer]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 5.6 cm TL
Canthigaster pygmaea Allen & Randall, 1977

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Canthigaster pygmaea
[Pygmy toby]

Photo by Williams, J.T.

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

Photo by Williams, J.T.
 
Canthigaster rapaensis
[]

Photo by Tanaka, H.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 18 cm TL
Canthigaster rivulata (Temminck & Schlegel, 1850)

Photo by Tanaka, H.
 
Canthigaster rivulata
[Brown-lined puffer]

Photo by Patzner, R.

Western Central Atlantic
Max. Length 12 cm TL
Canthigaster rostrata (Bloch, 1786)

Photo by Patzner, R.
 
Canthigaster rostrata
[Caribbean sharpnose-puffer]

Photo by Wirtz, P.

Southeast Atlantic
Max. Length 6.7 cm SL
Canthigaster sanctaehelenae (Günther, 1870)

Photo by Wirtz, P.
 
Canthigaster sanctaehelenae
[St. Helena Sharpnose Pufferfish]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 13 cm TL
Canthigaster smithae Allen & Randall, 1977

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Canthigaster smithae
[Bicolored toby]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 11.5 cm TL
Canthigaster solandri (Richardson, 1845)

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

Photo by Wirtz, P.

Eastern Central Atlantic
Max. Length 3.9 cm SL
Canthigaster supramacula Moura & Castro, 2002

Photo by Wirtz, P.
 
Canthigaster supramacula
[West African sharpnose-puffer]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Indian Ocean
Max. Length 9 cm TL
Canthigaster tyleri Allen & Randall, 1977

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Canthigaster tyleri
[Tyler's toby]

Photo by Wilkie, M.

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

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



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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
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 callisterna Clown toado Southwest Pacific 23 TL 1889
Canthigaster capistrata Macaronesian sharpnose-puffer Eastern Central Atlantic 1839
Canthigaster compressa Compressed toby Western Pacific 12 SL 1822
Canthigaster coronata Crowned puffer Former distribution of Ha 11 SL 1875
Canthigaster criobe Striped toby Central Pacific 3.9 SL 2012
Canthigaster cyanetron Bluebelly toby Southeast Pacific 7.1 NG 1989
Canthigaster cyanospilota Blue-spotted toby Indian Ocean 10.4 SL 2008
Canthigaster epilampra Lantern toby Indo-Pacific 12 TL 1903
Canthigaster figueiredoi Southern Atlantic sharpnose-puffer Western Atlantic 12 NG 2002
Canthigaster flavoreticulata Pacific Ocean 1986
Canthigaster inframacula Eastern Central Pacific 7.6 SL 1977
Canthigaster investigatoris Indo-West Pacific 1910
Canthigaster jactator Hawaiian whitespotted toby Pacific Ocean 9 TL 1901
Canthigaster jamestyleri Goldface toby Western Atlantic 8.5 SL 2002
Canthigaster janthinoptera Honeycomb toby Indo-Pacific 9 TL 1855
Canthigaster leoparda Leopard sharpnose puffer Eastern Indian Ocean 7.5 SL 1979
Canthigaster margaritata Indo-West Pacific 31.2 TL 1829
Canthigaster marquesensis Eastern Central Pacific 7.1 SL 1977
Canthigaster natalensis Natal toby Western Indian Ocean 8.6 SL 1870
Canthigaster ocellicincta Shy toby Western Pacific 7.5 SL 1977
Canthigaster papua Papuan toby Indo-West Pacific 10 SL 1848
Canthigaster petersii Peter's toby Indian Ocean 9 TL 1854
Canthigaster punctata Western Indian Ocean 1992
Canthigaster punctatissima Spotted sharpnosed puffer Eastern Central Pacific 9 TL 1870
Canthigaster pygmaea Pygmy toby Western Indian Ocean 5.6 TL 1977
Canthigaster rapaensis Central Pacific 7.8 SL 1977
Canthigaster rivulata Brown-lined puffer Indo-Pacific 18 TL 1850
Canthigaster rostrata Caribbean sharpnose-puffer Western Central Atlantic 12 TL 1786
Canthigaster sanctaehelenae St. Helena Sharpnose Pufferfish Southeast Atlantic 6.7 SL 1870
Canthigaster smithae Bicolored toby Western Indian Ocean 13 TL 1977
Canthigaster solandri Spotted sharpnose Indo-Pacific 11.5 TL 1845
Canthigaster supramacula West African sharpnose-puffer Eastern Central Atlantic 3.9 SL 2002
Canthigaster tyleri Tyler's toby Indian Ocean 9 TL 1977
Canthigaster valentini Valentin's sharpnose puffer Indo-Pacific 11 TL 1853



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