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Class: Actinopteri
Order: Tetraodontiformes
Family: Tetraodontidae Puffers
Subfamily: Tetraodontinae
Genus: Sphoeroides

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22 species
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Sphoeroides andersonianus
[]



Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 25 cm TL
Sphoeroides angusticeps (Jenyns, 1842)

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Sphoeroides angusticeps
[Narrow-headed puffer]



Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 44 cm TL
Sphoeroides annulatus (Jenyns, 1842)

Photo by Photo by Wirtz, P.
 
Sphoeroides annulatus
[Bullseye puffer]



Western Central Atlantic
Max. Length 20 cm TL
Sphoeroides dorsalis Longley, 1934

Photo by Photo by NOAA\NMFS\Mississippi Laboratory
 
Sphoeroides dorsalis
[Marbled puffer]
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Sphoeroides georgemilleri
[]



Western Atlantic
Max. Length 18 cm TL
Sphoeroides greeleyi Gilbert, 1900

Photo by Photo by Wirtz, P.
 
Sphoeroides greeleyi
[Green puffer]



Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 18 cm TL
Sphoeroides kendalli Meek & Hildebrand, 1928

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Sphoeroides kendalli
[Slick puffer]
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Max. Length 35.2 cm TL

 
Sphoeroides lispus
[Naked puffer]



Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 25 cm TL
Sphoeroides lobatus (Steindachner, 1870)

Photo by Photo by Robertson, R.
 
Sphoeroides lobatus
[Longnose puffer]



Western Atlantic
Max. Length 36 cm TL
Sphoeroides maculatus (Bloch & Schneider, 1801)

Photo by Photo by JJPhoto
 
Sphoeroides maculatus
[Northern puffer]



Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 20 cm TL
Sphoeroides marmoratus (Lowe, 1838)

Photo by Photo by Patzner, R.
 
Sphoeroides marmoratus
[Guinean puffer]



Western Atlantic
Max. Length 30 cm TL
Sphoeroides nephelus (Goode & Bean, 1882)

Photo by Photo by Leahy Jr., P.M.
 
Sphoeroides nephelus
[Southern puffer]
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Sphoeroides nitidus
[]



Circumglobal in tropical
Max. Length 40.5 cm SL
Sphoeroides pachygaster (Müller & Troschel, 1848)

Photo by Photo by Cambraia Duarte, P.M.N. (c)ImagDOP
 
Sphoeroides pachygaster
[Blunthead puffer]



Western Atlantic
Max. Length 15 cm TL
Sphoeroides parvus Shipp & Yerger, 1969

Photo by Photo by Sneegas, G.W.
 
Sphoeroides parvus
[Least puffer]



Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 21.9 cm SL
Sphoeroides rosenblatti Bussing, 1996

Photo by Photo by Robertson, R.
 
Sphoeroides rosenblatti
[]



Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 17 cm TL
Sphoeroides sechurae Hildebrand, 1946

Photo by Photo by Robertson, R.
 
Sphoeroides sechurae
[Peruvian puffer]



Western Atlantic
Max. Length 30 cm TL
Sphoeroides spengleri (Bloch, 1785)

Photo by Photo by Cox, C.D.
 
Sphoeroides spengleri
[Bandtail puffer]



Western Atlantic to South
Max. Length 38.8 cm TL
Sphoeroides testudineus (Linnaeus, 1758)

Photo by Photo by Macieira, R.M.
 
Sphoeroides testudineus
[Checkered puffer]



Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 10.5 cm TL
Sphoeroides trichocephalus (Cope, 1870)

Photo by Photo by Allen, G.R.
 
Sphoeroides trichocephalus
[Pygmy puffer]



Western Atlantic
Max. Length 12 cm NG
Sphoeroides tyleri Shipp, 1972

Photo by Photo by Carvalho Filho, A.
 
Sphoeroides tyleri
[Bearded puffer]
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Sphoeroides yergeri
[Speckled puffer]



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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Sphoeroides andersonianus Eastern Pacific. Needs a 1957
Sphoeroides angusticeps Narrow-headed puffer Eastern Pacific 25 TL 1842
Sphoeroides annulatus Bullseye puffer Eastern Pacific 44 TL 1842
Sphoeroides dorsalis Marbled puffer Western Central Atlantic 20 TL 1934
Sphoeroides georgemilleri Western Central Atlantic 1972
Sphoeroides greeleyi Green puffer Western Atlantic 18 TL 1900
Sphoeroides kendalli Slick puffer Eastern Central Pacific 18 TL 1928
Sphoeroides lispus Naked puffer Eastern Pacific 35.2 TL 1996
Sphoeroides lobatus Longnose puffer Eastern Pacific 25 TL 1870
Sphoeroides maculatus Northern puffer Western Atlantic 36 TL 1801
Sphoeroides marmoratus Guinean puffer Eastern Atlantic 20 TL 1838
Sphoeroides nephelus Southern puffer Western Atlantic 30 TL 1882
Sphoeroides nitidus Southwest Pacific 1921
Sphoeroides pachygaster Blunthead puffer Circumglobal in tropical 40.5 SL 1848
Sphoeroides parvus Least puffer Western Atlantic 15 TL 1969
Sphoeroides rosenblatti Eastern Central Pacific 21.9 SL 1996
Sphoeroides sechurae Peruvian puffer Eastern Pacific 17 TL 1946
Sphoeroides spengleri Bandtail puffer Western Atlantic 30 TL 1785
Sphoeroides testudineus Checkered puffer Western Atlantic to South 38.8 TL 1758
Sphoeroides trichocephalus Pygmy puffer Eastern Pacific 10.5 TL 1870
Sphoeroides tyleri Bearded puffer Western Atlantic 12 NG 1972
Sphoeroides yergeri Speckled puffer Western Atlantic 1972



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