Ephippion guttifer

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Ephippion guttifer
Ephippion guttifer crop.JPG
Not evaluated (IUCN 3.1)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Tetraodontiformes
Family: Tetraodontidae
Genus: Ephippion
Bibron, 1855
Species: E. guttifer
Binomial name
Ephippion guttifer
(E. T. Bennett, 1831)

Ephippion guttifer, commonly known as the prickly puffer, is a species of pufferfish native to the coasts of the eastern Atlantic Ocean from Gibraltar to Angola. This species grows to a length of 80 centimetres (31 in) TL. It is of importance to commercial fisheries and is popular as a gamefish. This species has the ability to get prickly when it puffs up. It is the only known member of the monotypic genus Ephippion.