Canthigaster papua

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Canthigaster papua
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Tetraodontiformes
Family: Tetraodontidae
Genus: Canthigaster
Species: C. papua
Binomial name
Canthigaster papua
(Bleeker, 1848)

Canthigaster papua, also known as the Papuan toby , is a demersal Marine fish belonging to the family Tetraodontidae.

The Papuan toby is a small sized fish which grows up to 10 cm.[1]

It is widely distributed throughout the tropical waters of the Indian Ocean and of the western Pacific Ocean.[2]

It inhabits coral reefs with clear water in lagoons and external slop even drop-off from 6 to 50 m.[3] Canthigaster papua has a diurnal activity.

It occasionally makes its way into the aquarium trade.


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