Canthigaster rostrata

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Canthigaster rostrata
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Tetraodontiformes
Family: Tetraodontidae
Genus: Canthigaster
Species: C. rostrata
Binomial name
Canthigaster rostrata
(Bloch, 1786)

Canthigaster rostrata, commonly known as the Caribbean sharp-nose puffer, is a pufferfish from the Western Central Atlantic. It can be encountered from the coast of South Carolina to Venezuela, including the Bermuda, the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean Sea.[1]

It occasionally makes its way into the aquarium trade. It grows to a size of 12cm in length.[2]

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  1. ^ http://eol.org/pages/205818/details#distribution
  2. ^ http://www.fishbase.org/summary/4291

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