Oceanic puffer

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Oceanic puffer
Lagocephalus lagocephalus.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Tetraodontiformes
Family: Tetraodontidae
Genus: Lagocephalus
Species: L. lagocephalus
Trinomial name
Lagocephalus lagocephalus lagocephalus
(Linnaeus, 1758)

The oceanic puffer, Lagocephalus lagocephalus, is a pufferfish of the family Tetraodontidae, found in all tropical and subtropical oceans, at depths of between 10 and 475 m. Its length is up to 61 cm.

It is thought to be responsible for fatal poisoning, therefore it should not be eaten.

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