(Bloch & Schneider, 1801)
English : Immaculate puffer
French : Poisson-ballon immaculé
Class : Teleostei
Order : Tetraodontiformes
Family : Tetraodontidae
Notes : No subspecies known.
One of the smaller species of this genus, reaching 30 cm in maximum length. Unique coloration pattern, usually entirely whitish-beige, sometimes with a greyer back. Black pectoral fin base, tail is yellow with black edge. Yellow eyes.
Range and habitat
The species lives in the Indo-Pacific area, from the Red Sea all the way to South Africa, eastwards to Indonesia and Japan. Lives in estuaries and mangrove areas, often in weedy areas, to 30 meters deep.
IUCN RED LIST : LEAST CONCERN
CITES : Not Listed
Status : The species has a huge range and lives in a wide variety of habitats, most of which are threatened by human activities. Occasionally traded.
Ex-Situ Programs : None known
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