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

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Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 25 cm TL
Contusus brevicaudus Hardy, 1981

Photo by Photo by Dowling, C.
 
Contusus brevicaudus
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Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 25.4 cm SL
Contusus richei (Fréminville, 1813)

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Contusus richei
[Prickly toadfish]



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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Contusus brevicaudus Eastern Indian Ocean 25 TL 1981
Contusus richei Prickly toadfish Eastern Indian Ocean 25.4 SL 1813



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