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

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Chelonodon dapsilis
[Plentiful toby]



Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 20 cm TL
Chelonodon laticeps Smith, 1948

Photo by Photo by Ayliffe, N.
 
Chelonodon laticeps
[Bluespotted blaasop]



Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 38 cm SL
Chelonodon patoca (Hamilton, 1822)

Photo by Photo by Iranian Fisheries Research Organization (IFRO)
 
Chelonodon patoca
[Milkspotted puffer]



Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 20 cm TL
Chelonodon pleurospilus (Regan, 1919)

Photo by Photo by King, D.R.
 
Chelonodon pleurospilus
[Blaasop beauty]



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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Chelonodon dapsilis Plentiful toby Western Pacific 1943
Chelonodon laticeps Bluespotted blaasop Western Indian Ocean 20 TL 1948
Chelonodon patoca Milkspotted puffer Indo-Pacific 38 SL 1822
Chelonodon pleurospilus Blaasop beauty Western Indian Ocean 20 TL 1919



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