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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorArothron meleagris (Anonymous, 1798) 
AphiaID: 219926

Classification: Biota > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAnimalia (Kingdom) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorChordata (Phylum) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorVertebrata (Subphylum) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGnathostomata (Superclass) > Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorPisces (Superclass) > Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorActinopterygii (Class) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTetraodontiformes (Order) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTetraodontidae (Family) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorArothron (Genus)
Status accepted
Rank Species
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorArothron Müller, 1841
Synonymised
names
  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorArothron ophryas Cope, 1871
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOvoides latifrons Jenkins, 1901
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTetraodon lacrymatus Quoy & Gaimard, 1824
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTetraodon meleagris Anonymous, 1798
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTetrodon meleagris Anonymous, 1798 (misspelling)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTetrodon setosus Smith, 1886
Sources  basis of record Anon. (1996). FishBase 96 [CD-ROM]. ICLARM: Los Baños, Philippines. 1 cd-rom pp. (look up in IMIS[details]

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Vernacular
Names
 
Language   Name 
English Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorGuineafowl puffer  [details]
Spanish Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorbotete aletas punteadas  [details]
Environment marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Distribution 
From other sources
Indian Ocean
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorChagos [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorReunion [details]
Kenya
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorKenya [details]
Republic of Mauritius
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMauritius [details]
Seychelles
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorSeychelles [details]
South Africa
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorSouth Africa (country) [details]
Host of  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHatschekia hippoglossi (Cuvier, 1830) (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDissonus similis Kabata, 1966 (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHatschekia boonah Uyeno & Nagasawa, 2013 (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Links Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Barcode of Life (29 barcodes) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Biodiversity Heritage Library (21 publications) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Encyclopedia of Life 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo FishBase 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo GenBank (33 nucleotides; 58 proteins) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo ITIS
Notes 
From other sources
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorAuthority Authority (Shaw, 1758) in <130> [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDescription Occurs in coral-rich areas of clear lagoon and seaward reefs to a depth of over 14 m. Feeds mainly on tips of branching corals and to a lesser extent on sponges, molluscs, bryozoans, tunicates, forams, algae, and detritus. [details]
Images Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editor[show unreviewed]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:219926
Taxonomic
Edit history
 
Date   action   by
1997-07-08 08:51:41Z  created  Vanden Berghe, Edward
2008-01-15 17:27:08Z  changed  Bailly, Nicolas
2010-05-06 12:14:18Z  changed  Bailly, Nicolas
  
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  Citation: Bailly, N. (2014). Arothron meleagris (Anonymous, 1798). In: Froese, R. and D. Pauly. Editors. (2014) FishBase. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=219926 on 2014-08-29
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