Southern puffer

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Southern puffer
Sphoeroides nephelus (southern pufferfish) (Tampa Bay, Florida, USA) 2.jpg
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Tetraodontiformes
Family: Tetraodontidae
Genus: Sphoeroides
S. nephelus
Binomial name
Sphoeroides nephelus
(Goode & T. H. Bean, 1882)

The southern puffer, Sphoeroides nephelus, is a species in the family Tetraodontidae, or pufferfishes. It is found in the Caribbean Sea, and possibly further south on the coast of Brazil.[1]


  1. ^ Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2013). "Sphoeroides nephelus" in FishBase. April 2013 version.

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