Animalia > Chordata > Actinopterygii > Tetraodontiformes > Tetraodontidae > Arothron > Arothron hispidus

Arothron hispidus (poison puffer; White-spotted puffer; Whitespotted puffer; Whitespotted blaasop; White spotted blow fish; Stripebelly puffer; Stars-and-stripes pufferfish; Stars and stripes puffer; Pufferfish; Broadbarred toadfish)

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Wikipedia Abstract

The white-spotted puffer (Arothron hispidus) is a medium to large-sized puffer fish, it can reach 50 cm length. It is light grey in color, or greyish or yellowish, and clearly covered with more or less regular white points, that become concentric contrasting white and dark grey lines that radiate around the eyes and pectoral fins. The ventral part is white. The "shoulder" (around the pectoral fins) is dark. It also has concentric contrasting white and dark grey lines that radiate around the eyes and pectoral fins. \n* \n* \n* \n*
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Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Archipelago de Colon Biosphere Reserve 34336011 Galapagos Islands, Ecuador  
Christmas Island National Park II 21698 Christmas Island, Australia
Pulu Keeling National Park II 6469 Cocos (Keeling) Islands    
Shoalwater and Corio Bays Area Ramsar Site   Queensland, Australia


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Institutions (Zoos, etc.)


Agulhas Current; Arabian Sea; Atlantic Ocean; Atlantic, Southeast; Australia; Calamianes Islands; Cambodia; China; Christmas Island (Aust.); Cocos (Keeling) Islands; Cook Islands; Coral Sea and GBR; Costa Rica; East Central Australian Shelf; Ecuador; El Salvador; Erhjen River; Fiji Islands; French Polynesia; Galapagos Islands; Great Barrier Reef; Guam; Guatemala; Gulf of Aqaba; Gulf of Oman; Hawaii (USA); Honduras; Hsiao-liu-chiu; India; Indian Ocean; Indian Ocean, Eastern; Indian Ocean, Western; Indo-Pacific : Red Sea and East Africa (Ref. 4919) to Panama, north to southern Japan and the Hawaiian Islands, south to Lord Howe and Rapa islands. Eastern Pacific: Baja California and the Gulf of California to Panama (Ref. 9349, 11482).; Indonesia; Indonesian Sea; Insular Pacific-Hawaiian; Japan; Jordan; Kaoping River; Kimbe Bay; Korea, Republic of; Kuroshio Current; Laguna del Mar Muerto; Lingayen Gulf; Lord Howe Island; Lutao Island; Madagascar; Maldives; Marshall Islands; Mauritius; Mediterranean Sea; Mediterranean and Black Sea; Mexico; Micronesia,Fed.States of; Milne Bay; Mozambique; New Caledonia; Nicaragua; North Australian Shelf; North Marianas; Northeast Australian Shelf; Ogasawara Islands; Oman; Ormoc Bay; Pacific Central-American Coastal; Pacific Ocean; Pacific, Eastern Central; Pacific, Northwest; Pacific, Southeast; Pacific, Southwest; Pacific, Western Central; Palau; Panama; Papua New Guinea; Peng-hu Island; Peru-Galapagos Waters; Philippines; Polynesian Waters; Ragay Gulf; Red Sea; Ruerhmen River; Réunion; Samar Sea; Samoa; San Miguel Bay; Seychelles; Shihtsao River; Shiliao River; Solomon Islands; South Africa; South China Sea; Spratly Islands; Sri Lanka; Sulu-Celebes Sea; Taiwan; Tanzania, United Rep. of; Thailand; Tonga; Tsengwen River; Tubbataha Reefs; Vanuatu; Viet Nam; Yellow Sea;

External References



Attributes / relations provided by
1Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics.
2Food-Web Structure and Dynamics of Eastern Tropical Pacific Coral Reefs: Panamá and Galápagos Islands, Peter W. Glynn, Food Webs and the Dynamics of Marine Reefs, eds. Tim R. McClanahan & George M. Branch, p. 185-208 (2008)
3A test of the Menge-Sutherland model of community organization in a tropical rocky intertidal food web, Bruce A. Menge, Jane Lubchenco, Stephen D. Gaines, Linda R. Ashkenas, Oecologia (Berlin) (1986) 71: 75-89
4Species Interactions of Australia Database, Atlas of Living Australia, Version ala-csv-2012-11-19
5Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
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