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Arothron meleagris (Whitespotted pufferfish; White-spotted puffer; White-spotted balloon; Velcro-fish; Spotted puffer; Guinea-fowl pufferfish; Guineafowl puffer; Guineafowl blaasop)

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Language: Afrikaans; Arabic; Carolinian; Divehi; Fijian; Finnish; French; Fw; Fwâi; German; Hawaiian; Japanese; Jawe; Kiribati; Malay; Mandarin Chinese; Marshallese; Rapa; Samoan; Spanish; Tagalog; Tahitian; Tuamotuan

Wikipedia Abstract

Arothron meleagris, commonly known as the guineafowl puffer or golden puffer, is a pufferfish from the Indo-Pacific, and Eastern Pacific. It is occasionally harvested for the aquarium trade. It reaches 50 cm in length. \n* Yellow form \n* Dark form
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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
Shoalwater and Corio Bays Area Ramsar Site   Queensland, Australia

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Parasitized by 
Dissonus similis[4]

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Distribution

American Samoa; Arabian Sea; Australia; Chagos Islands; Chile; China; Christmas Island (Aust.); Colombia; Cook Islands; Costa Rica; East Central Australian Shelf; Easter Island; Ecuador; El Salvador; French Polynesia; Galapagos Islands; Guam; Guatemala; Gulf of California; Hawaii (USA); Honduras; Humboldt Current; India; Indian Ocean; Indian Ocean, Eastern; Indian Ocean, Western; Indo-Pacific: East Africa south to Durban, South Africa (Ref. 4919) and east to the Panama, north to Ryukyu Islands, south to Lord Howe and Easter islands. Eastern Pacific: Guaymas, Mexico to Ecuador (Ref. 9349).; Indonesia; Indonesian Sea; Insular Pacific-Hawaiian; Japan; Kimbe Bay; Kuroshio Current; Lord Howe Island; Maldives; Marshall Islands; Mauritius; Mexico; Micronesia,Fed.States of; Midway Islands; Mozambique; New Caledonia; Nicaragua; Niue; North Australian Shelf; North Marianas; Ogasawara Islands; Oman; Pacific Central-American Coastal; Pacific Ocean; Pacific, Eastern Central; Pacific, Northwest; Pacific, Southeast; Pacific, Southwest; Pacific, Western Central; Palau; Panama; Panay Gulf; Papua New Guinea; Peru; Peru-Galapagos Waters; Philippines; Polynesian Waters; Ryukyu Islands; Réunion; Samoa; Seychelles; South Africa; South China Sea; Sulu-Celebes Sea; Taiwan; Tanzania, United Rep. of; Tonga; Tubbataha Reefs; Yellow Sea;

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1A 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
2STOMACH CONTENTS AND FEEDING OBSERVATIONS OF SOME EASTER ISLAND FISHES, LOUIS H. DISALVO, JOHN E. RANDALL, AND ALFREDO CEA, ATOLL RESEARCH BULLETIN NO. 548, 2007
3Food-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)
4Species Interactions of Australia Database, Atlas of Living Australia, Version ala-csv-2012-11-19
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