WoRMS taxon details

Tetraodontidae Bonaparte, 1831

125612  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:125612)

accepted
Family
Genus Amblyrhynchotes Troschel, 1856
Genus Arothron Müller, 1841
Genus Auriglobus Kottelat, 1999
Genus Canthigaster Swainson, 1839
Genus Carinotetraodon Benl, 1957
Genus Chelonodon Müller, 1841
Genus Chonerhinos Bleeker, 1854
Genus Colomesus Gill, 1884
Genus Contusus Whitley, 1947
Genus Dichotomyctere Duméril, 1855
Genus Ephippion Bibron, 1855
Genus Feroxodon Su, Hardy & Tyler, 1986
Genus Fugu Abe, 1952
Genus Guentheridia Gilbert & Starks, 1904
Genus Javichthys Hardy, 1985
Genus Lagocephalus Swainson, 1839
Genus Marilyna Hardy, 1982
Genus Monotrete Bibron, 1855
Genus Omegophora Whitley, 1934
Genus Pelagocephalus Tyler & Paxton, 1979
Genus Polyspina Hardy, 1983
Genus Reicheltia Hardy, 1982
Genus Sphoeroides Anonymous [Lacepède], 1798
Genus Takifugu Abe, 1949
Genus Tetractenos Hardy, 1983
Genus Tetraodon Linnaeus, 1758
Genus Tetrodon
Genus Torquigener Whitley, 1930
Genus Tylerius Hardy, 1984
Genus Xenopterus Troschel, 1856

Genus Leiodon Swainson, 1839 (nomen dubium)
Genus Ovoides Anonymous, 1798 (nomen dubium)

Genus Aphanacanthus Troschel (ex Bibron), 1856 (nomen nudum)

Genus Amblyrhinchotes accepted as Amblyrhynchotes Troschel, 1856 (misspelling)
Genus Amblyrhinchotus accepted as Amblyrhynchotes Troschel, 1856 (misspelling)
Genus Amblyrhynchotus accepted as Amblyrhynchotes Troschel, 1856 (misspelling)
Genus Anchisomus Richardson, 1854 accepted as Sphoeroides Anonymous [Lacepède], 1798
Genus Aphanacanthe Bibron in Duméril, 1855 accepted as Aphanacanthus Troschel (ex Bibron), 1856
Genus Boesemanichthys Abe, 1952 accepted as Arothron Müller, 1841
Genus Canthogaster accepted as Canthigaster Swainson, 1839 (misspelling)
Genus Cathigaster accepted as Canthigaster Swainson, 1839 (misspelling)
Genus Cathingaster accepted as Canthigaster Swainson, 1839 (misspelling)
Genus Cheilichthys Müller, 1841 accepted as Sphoeroides Anonymous [Lacepède], 1798
Genus Chelondon accepted as Chelonodon Müller, 1841 (misspelling)
Genus Chelonodontops Smith, 1958 accepted as Chelonodon Müller, 1841
Genus Crayracion Bleeker (ex Klein), 1865 accepted as Sphoeroides Anonymous [Lacepède], 1798 (synonym)
Genus Dibolomycter accepted as Dilobomycter Troschel (ex Bibron), 1856 accepted as Arothron Müller, 1841 (misspelling)
Genus Dibolomyctère accepted as Dilobomycter Troschel (ex Bibron), 1856 accepted as Arothron Müller, 1841 (database artefact)
Genus Dichotomycter Troschel (ex Bibron), 1856 accepted as Tetraodon Linnaeus, 1758 (synonym)
Genus Dichotomycterus accepted as Dichotomycter Troschel (ex Bibron), 1856 accepted as Tetraodon Linnaeus, 1758 (misspelling)
Genus Dilobmycterus accepted as Dilobomycter Troschel (ex Bibron), 1856 accepted as Arothron Müller, 1841 (misspelling)
Genus Dilobomycter Troschel (ex Bibron), 1856 accepted as Arothron Müller, 1841 (synonym)
Genus Dilobomycterus accepted as Dilobomycter Troschel (ex Bibron), 1856 accepted as Arothron Müller, 1841 (misspelling)
Genus Eumycterias Jenkins, 1901 accepted as Canthigaster Swainson, 1839
Genus Gastrophysis accepted as Gastrophysus Müller, 1843 accepted as Takifugu Abe, 1949 (misspelling)
Genus Gastrophysus Müller, 1843 accepted as Takifugu Abe, 1949 (synonym)
Genus Hemiconiatus Günther, 1870 accepted as Ephippion Bibron, 1855
Genus Kanduka Hora, 1925 accepted as Arothron Müller, 1841
Genus Leisomus Swainson, 1839 accepted as Sphoeroides Anonymous [Lacepède], 1798 (synonym)
Genus Liosaccus Günther, 1870 accepted as Sphoeroides Anonymous [Lacepède], 1798 (synonym)
Genus Monotreta accepted as Monotretus Troschel, 1856 accepted as Tetraodon Linnaeus, 1758 (misspelling)
Genus Monotretus Troschel, 1856 accepted as Tetraodon Linnaeus, 1758
Genus Pleudranacanthus accepted as Pleuranacanthus Bleeker, 1865 accepted as Lagocephalus Swainson, 1839 (misspelling)
Genus Pleuranacanthus Bleeker, 1865 accepted as Lagocephalus Swainson, 1839 (synonym)
Genus Psilonotus Swainson, 1839 accepted as Canthigaster Swainson, 1839
Genus Sphaeroides accepted as Sphoeroides Anonymous [Lacepède], 1798 (misspelling)
Genus Spheroides Lacepède, 1800 accepted as Sphoeroides Anonymous [Lacepède], 1798 (synonym)
Genus Sphoerodon Rüppell, 1838 accepted as Monotaxis Anonymous [Bennett], 1830
Genus Takyfugu accepted as Takifugu Abe, 1949 (misspelling)
Genus Thecapteryx Fowler, 1948 accepted as Sphoeroides Anonymous [Lacepède], 1798
Genus Torguigener accepted as Torquigener Whitley, 1930 (misspelling)
Genus Tropidichthys Bleeker, 1854 accepted as Canthigaster Swainson, 1839
Genus Uranostoma Bleeker, 1865 accepted as Spheroides Lacepède, 1800 accepted as Sphoeroides Anonymous [Lacepède], 1798
marine
Not documented
Description Chiefly marine. Many going into and inhabiting brackish and freshwater. Distribution: tropical and subtropical areas of...  
Description Chiefly marine. Many going into and inhabiting brackish and freshwater. Distribution: tropical and subtropical areas of Atlantic, Indian and Pacific. Naked or with short prickles in belly. Jaw teeth fused but separated by a median suture in each jaw, giving rise to 4 fused teeth. Opposite dentaries and premaxillaries separate at midline. Usually 7-18 dorsal soft rays. Anal soft rays usually 7-18. Ribs and epipleurals lacking. Moderately forked to rounded caudal fin. Principal caudal fin rays 10; procurrent rays lacking. Attains 90 cm maximum length. Some puffers contain tetraodotoxin, especially in the viscera; in the gonads of some during spawning season. European Community legislation prohibits trading with puffer fish products. [details]
Froese, R. and D. Pauly. Editors. (2018). FishBase. Tetraodontidae Bonaparte, 1831. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=125612 on 2018-11-14
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taxonomy source Van Der Laan, R.; Eschmeyer, W. N.; Fricke, R. (2014). Family-group names of Recent fishes. <em>Zootaxa.</em> 3882(1): 1-230., available online at https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.3882.1.1 [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

basis of record van der Land, J.; Costello, M.J.; Zavodnik, D.; Santos, R.S.; Porteiro, F.M.; Bailly, N.; Eschmeyer, W.N.; Froese, R. (2001). Pisces, <B><I>in</I></B>: Costello, M.J. <i>et al.</i> (Ed.) (2001). <i>European register of marine species: a check-list of the marine species in Europe and a bibliography of guides to their identification. Collection Patrimoines Naturels,</i> 50: pp. 357-374 (look up in IMIS[details]   

additional source Eschmeyer, W. N.; Fricke, R.; van der Laan, R. (eds). (2017). Catalog of Fishes: Genera, Species, References. Electronic version., available online at http://researcharchive.calacademy.org/research/Ichthyology/catalog/fishcatmain.asp [details]   
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien  Containing type locality 
From other sources
Description Chiefly marine. Many going into and inhabiting brackish and freshwater. Distribution: tropical and subtropical areas of Atlantic, Indian and Pacific. Naked or with short prickles in belly. Jaw teeth fused but separated by a median suture in each jaw, giving rise to 4 fused teeth. Opposite dentaries and premaxillaries separate at midline. Usually 7-18 dorsal soft rays. Anal soft rays usually 7-18. Ribs and epipleurals lacking. Moderately forked to rounded caudal fin. Principal caudal fin rays 10; procurrent rays lacking. Attains 90 cm maximum length. Some puffers contain tetraodotoxin, especially in the viscera; in the gonads of some during spawning season. European Community legislation prohibits trading with puffer fish products. [details]
 



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English puffers  [details]
Japanese フグ  [details]