Blunthead puffer

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Blunthead puffer
Sphoeroides pachygaster (Blunthead puffer).gif
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Tetraodontiformes
Family: Tetraodontidae
Genus: Sphoeroides
Species: S. pachygaster
Binomial name
Sphoeroides pachygaster
(J. P. Müller & Troschel, 1848)
  • Tetraodon pachygaster
  • Liosaccus pachygaster
  • Liosaccus aerobaticus
  • Sphoeroides cutaneus
  • Sphoeroides dubius

The blunthead puffer, Sphoeroides pachygaster, is a pufferfish of the family Tetraodontidae, found circumglobally in tropical and temperate seas, at depths between 50 and 500 m. Its length is up to 40 cm.


  • Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2012). "Sphoeroides pachygaster" in FishBase. April 2012 version.
  • Tony Ayling & Geoffrey Cox, Collins Guide to the Sea Fishes of New Zealand, (William Collins Publishers Ltd, Auckland, New Zealand 1982) ISBN 0-00-216987-8