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Lagocephalus spadiceus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Tetraodontiformes
Family: Tetraodontidae
Genus: Lagocephalus
Swainson, 1839

Lagocephalus is a genus of fish in the family Tetraodontidae with a circumglobal distribution.[1]


There are currently 9 recognized species in this genus:


  1. ^ Froese, Rainer, and Daniel Pauly, eds. (2016). Species of Lagocephalus in FishBase. June 2016 version.
  2. ^ Matsuura, K. & Satoh, T.P. (2016): Redescription of Lagocephalus cheesemanii (Clarke 1897), a senior synonym of Lagocephalus gloveri Abe and Tabeta 1983, based on morphological and genetic comparisons (Actinopterygii: Tetraodontiformes: Tetraodontidae). Ichthyological Research, 64 (1): 104–110.