Arothron

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Arothron
Tetraodon-hispidus.jpg
white-spotted puffer (Arothron hispidus)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Tetraodontiformes
Family: Tetraodontidae
Genus: Arothron
J. P. Müller, 1841
Species

See text.

Arothron, the fat puffers,[1] is a genus in the pufferfish family, Tetraodontidae. Arothron species are sometimes kept in aquaria. The largest species is A. stellatus, which can reach 48 inches in length.

Species[edit]

There are at least 15 recognized species in this genus:[2]

blackspotted puffer (Arothron nigropunctatus) at Bristol Zoo, England

References[edit]

  1. ^ Arothron. Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Accessed 23 June 2013.
  2. ^ Froese, R. and D. Pauly, Eds. Arothron. FishBase. 2011.