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Sphoeroides spengleri (Puffer; Bandtail pufferfish; Bandtail puffer)

Synonyms: Sphaeroides spengleri; Tetrodon spengleri
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Wikipedia Abstract

Bandtail puffer, Sphoeroides spengleri, is a species in the family Tetraodontidae, or pufferfishes. It can grow to a length of about 30 cm and is common in the Caribbean and observed from Massachusetts, USA in the north to Santa Catarina, Brazil in the south.
View Wikipedia Record: Sphoeroides spengleri

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Banco Chinchorro Biosphere Reserve VI 358906 Mexico    
Everglades and Dry Tortugas Biosphere Reserve   Florida, United States  
Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary IV 2387149 Florida, United States
Reserva de la Biosfera de Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve VI 1312618 Mexico  
Saba Marine Park National Marine Park II 5573 Netherlands Antilles  
Seaflower Marine Protected Area 15125514 Colombia      

Prey / Diet

Abylopsis tetragona[1]
Acantholobulus bermudensis (strongtooth mud crab)[1]
Acartia lilljeborgii[1]
Acartia spinata[1]
Acartia tonsa[1]
Aegires ortizi[1]
Alpheus armatus (brown snapping shrimp)[1]
Alpheus armillatus (banded snapping shrimp)[1]
Alpheus cristulifrons (dotted snapping shrimp)[1]
Alpheus floridanus (sand snapping shrimp)[1]
Alpheus formosus (striped snapping shrimp)[1]
Alpheus heterochaelis (bigclaw snapping shrimp)[1]
Alpheus normanni (green snapping shrimp)[1]
Alpheus peasei (orangetail snapping shrimp)[1]
Ambidexter symmetricus[1]
Americardia guppyi (guppy strawberry cockle)[1]
Americardia media (atlantic strawberry cockle)[1]
Anadara notabilis (eared ark)[1]
Anodontia alba (buttercup lucine)[1]
Antillipecten antillarum (Antillean scallop)[1]
Aplysia parvula (pygmy seahare)[1]
Arca zebra (turkey wing)[1]
Arcopsis adamsi (adams ark)[1]
Asaphis deflorata (gaudy sanguin)[1]
Atagema browni[1]
Barbatia candida (white-beard ark)[1]
Barbatia domingensis (white miniature ark)[1]
Brachyscelus crusculum[1]
Calappa ocellata (ocellate box crab)[1]
Calcinus tibicen (orangeclaw hermit)[1]
Calliostoma javanicum (chocolate-line topsnail)[1]
Capitella capitata (Threadworm)[1]
Caribachlamys ornata (ornate scallop)[1]
Caribachlamys pellucens (knobby scallop)[1]
Carpilius corallinus (batwing coral crab)[1]
Cassis tuberosa (Caribbean helmet)[1]
Centropages furcatus[1]
Ceratophyllidia papilligera[1]
Chama macerophylla (leafy jewelbox)[1]
Chama sarda (cherry jewelbox)[1]
Chione cancellata (cross-barred venus)[1]
Clathrolucina costata (costate lucine)[1]
Codakia orbicularis (tiger lucine)[1]
Coralliophila aberrans (globose coralsnail)[1]
Coralliophila caribaea (Caribbean coralsnail)[1]
Corycaeus amazonicus[1]
Corycaeus subulatus[1]
Coryrhynchus sidneyi (shortfinger neck crab)[1]
Ctena orbiculata (dwarf tiger lucine)[1]
Cyclozodion angustum (nodose box crab)[1]
Cymatium femorale (angular triton)[1]
Cypraecassis testiculus (reticulate cowrie-helmet)[1]
Dallocardia muricata (yellow pricklycockle)[1]
Dendrodoris krebsii (Kreb's doris)[1]
Dermomurex pauperculus (beggar aspella)[1]
Diadema antillarum (long-spined sea urchin)[2]
Diodora dysoni (Dyson's keyhole limpet)[1]
Diphyes bojani[1]
Diplodonta caelata (pimpled diplodon)[1]
Diplodonta nucleiformis (nut-shaped diplodon)[1]
Domecia acanthophora (elkhorn coral crab)[1]
Eoacmaea pustulata (spotted limpet)[1]
Epialtus kingsleyi[1]
Epialtus longirostris[1]
Ericerodes gracilipes (unicorn neck crab)[1]
Erosaria spurca (Dirty Cowry)[1]
Euchaeta marina[1]
Eudoxoides spiralis[1]
Eulithidium thalassicola (turtlegrass pheasant)[1]
Eurydice littoralis[1]
Euterpina acutifrons[1]
Farfantepenaeus duorarum (pink shrimp)[1]
Farranula gracilis[1]
Felimida clenchi (harlequin blue doris)[1]
Flaccisagitta enflata[1]
Fritillaria haplostoma[1]
Fulvia laevigata[1]
Garthiope barbadensis (prickly mud crab)[1]
Geitodoris pusae[1]
Glossocephalus milneedwardsi[1]
Gnathophylloides mineri (squat urchin shrimp)[1]
Gouldia cerina (waxy gouldclam)[1]
Granulina ovuliformis (teardrop marginella)[2]
Grubeulepis westoni[1]
Halophila baillonis (Florida Keys seagrass)[2]
Hemipodia californiensis[1]
Hermodice carunculata (Fireworm)[1]
Hexabranchus morsomus[1]
Hexapanopeus caribbaeus (Caribbean mud crab)[1]
Hippolyte pleuracanthus (false zostera shrimp)[1]
Hippolyte zostericola (zostera shrimp)[1]
Isognomon bicolor (bicolored purse-oyster)[1]
Isognomon radiatus (lister purse-oyster)[1]
Krohnitta subtilis[1]
Labidocera acutifrons[1]
Laeonereis culveri (Culver's sandworm)[1]
Laevichlamys multisquamata (many-ribbed scallop)[1]
Leiosolenus bisulcatus (mahogany datemussel)[1]
Lensia subtiloides[1]
Lestrigonus bengalensis[1]
Lima lima (spiny fileclam)[1]
Limaria pellucida (Antillean fileclam)[1]
Lirophora paphia[1]
Lithophaga teres (black datemussel)[1]
Lithopoma caelatum (carved starsnail)[1]
Lithopoma tectum (West Indian starsnail)[1]
Lithopoma tuber (green starsnail)[1]
Lobatus costatus (milk conch)[1]
Lobatus gallus (roostertail conch)[1]
Lobatus gigas (pink or queen conch)[1]
Lucina pensylvanica (Pennsylvania lucine)[1]
Luria cinerea (atlantic gray cowrie)[1]
Macrocypraea zebra (measled cowrie)[1]
Mediomastus californiensis[1]
Micropanope nuttingi (beaded mud crab)[1]
Microphrys antillensis (lobed decorator crab)[1]
Microphrys bicornutus (speck-claw decorator crab)[2]
Microphrys interruptus[1]
Microsetella rosea[1]
Mithraculus cinctimanus (banded clinging crab)[1]
Mithraculus ruber[1]
Mithraculus sculptus (green clinging crab)[1]
Mithrax aculeatus[1]
Mithrax hemphilli[1]
Mithrax holderi[1]
Mithrax spinosissimus (channel clinging crab)[1]
Mithrax verrucosus (paved clinging crab)[1]
Modiolus americanus (American horsemussel)[1]
Modulus modulus (buttonsnail)[1]
Monoplex nicobaricus (goldmouth triton)[1]
Monoplex pilearis (hairy triton)[1]
Musculus lateralis (lateral mussel)[2]
Mysia pellucida[1]
Naineris laevigata[1]
Nicidion mutilata[1]
Oikopleura dioica[1]
Oikopleura longicauda[1]
Oithona colcarva[1]
Oithona nana[1]
Oithona oculata[1]
Oithona plumifera[1]
Oithona simplex[1]
Oncaea mediterranea[1]
Oncaea venusta[1]
Ophiocoma wendtii (red ophiocoma)[2]
Ophioderma rubicunda[2]
Ophiothrix lineata (Striped brittlestar)[2]
Pachycheles riisei (Riise porcelain crab)[1]
Pachygrapsus transversus (mottled shore crab)[1]
Paguristes cadenati (red reef hermit)[1]
Paguristes grayi (Gray's hermit crab)[1]
Paguristes tortugae (bandeye hermit)[1]
Pagurus bonairensis[1]
Pagurus brevidactylus (Hermit crab)[1]
Panopeus occidentalis (furrowed mud crab)[1]
Panulirus argus (Caribbean spiny lobster)[1]
Papyridea soleniformis (spiny papercockle)[1]
Paracalanus aculeatus[1]
Paracalanus crassirostris[1]
Paracalanus parvus[1]
Paraliomera dispar (black coral crab)[1]
Paraliomera longimana (longarm coral crab)[1]
Parapinnixa bouvieri[1]
Parapinnixa hendersoni[1]
Penilia avirostris[1]
Periclimenes americanus (American grass shrimp)[1]
Periclimenes longicaudatus (longtail grass shrimp)[1]
Periclimenes pedersoni (Pederson cleaner shrimp)[1]
Periglypta listeri (princess venus)[1]
Petrolisthes galathinus (banded porcelain crab)[1]
Petrolisthes jugosus (redwhite porcelain crab)[1]
Phragmatopoma caudata[1]
Pilumnus dasypodus (shortspine hairy crab)[1]
Pilumnus diomedeae[1]
Pilumnus gemmatus (tuberculate hairy crab)[1]
Pilumnus holosericus (roseate hairy crab)[1]
Pilumnus lacteus (velvet hairy crab)[1]
Pilumnus longleyi (studded hairy crab)[1]
Pilumnus marshi (quadrate hairy crab)[1]
Pilumnus pannosus (beaded hairy crab)[1]
Pilumnus reticulatus[1]
Pilumnus sayi (spineback hairy crab)[1]
Pinna carnea (amber penshell)[1]
Pista cristata[1]
Pitar fulminatus (lightning pitar)[1]
Pitho aculeata (massive urn crab)[1]
Pitho lherminieri (broadback urn crab)[1]
Pitho quadridentata[1]
Pitho sexdentata[1]
Platydoris angustipes (Common leather doris)[1]
Podochela riisei[1]
Prionospio heterobranchia[1]
Sabellastarte magnifica (magnificent feather duster)[1]
Serratosagitta serratodentata[1]
Smaragdia viridis (emerald nerite)[1]
Spirobranchus giganteus (Christmas tree worm)[1]
Stenopus hispidus (redbanded coral shrimp, 'opae-huna)[1]
Stenorhynchus seticornis (yellowline arrow crab)[1]
Streblosoma hartmanae[1]
Stylocheilus longicauda (blue-ring seahare)[1]
Synalpheus brevicarpus (Short-clawed sponge shrimp)[1]
Synalpheus fritzmuelleri (speckled snapping shrimp)[1]
Synalpheus goodei[1]
Synalpheus longicarpus (Longclawed sponge shrimp)[1]
Synalpheus pandionis (turtlegrass snapping shrimp)[1]
Synalpheus townsendi (Townsend snapping shrimp)[1]
Syringodium filiforme (manatee grass)[1]
Tegula lividomaculata (West Indian tegula)[1]
Tellina radiata (sunrise tellin)[1]
Tellinella listeri (speckled tellin)[1]
Thalassia testudinum (turtlegrass)[1]
Tozeuma carolinense (arrow shrimp)[1]
Trachycardium isocardia (even pricklycockle)[1]
Tucetona pectinata (comb bittersweet)[1]
Turbo castanea (chestnut turban)[1]
Undinula vulgaris[1]

Prey / Diet Overlap

Competing SpeciesCommon Prey Count
Acanthurus bahianus (Shitty trooper)1
Acanthurus coeruleus (Yellow doctorfish)1
Anisotremus surinamensis (Thicklip grunt)1
Balistes vetula (Turbot)1
Bodianus rufus (Spanish hogfish)3
Calamus bajonado (Jolthead porgy)2
Calamus calamus (Sugereye porgy)1
Calamus pennatula (Sheepshead porgy)1
Cantherhines pullus (Tobaccofish)1
Canthidermis sufflamen (Filefish)1
Canthigaster rostrata (Sharpnose pufferfish)2
Diodon hystrix (Ajargo)1
Haemulon macrostomum (Spanish grunt)1
Haemulon sciurus (Yellow grunt)1
Halichoeres bivittatus (Slippery dick)2
Halichoeres poeyi (Black-ear wrasse)1
Halichoeres radiatus (Puddingwife wrasse)2
Labrisomus nuchipinnis (Molly miller)1
Lactophrys bicaudalis (Trunkfish)3
Lactophrys trigonus (Trunkfish)1
Prognathodes aculeatus (Poey's butterflyfish)1
Thalassoma bifasciatum (Tikitiki)1
Trachinotus falcatus (Yellow-wax pompano)1

Predators

Cephalopholis fulva (Yellowfish)[1]
Coryphaena hippurus (Mahi-mahi)[1]
Lutjanus analis (Virgin snapper)[2]
Lutjanus griseus (Snapper)[1]
Ogcocephalus nasutus (Shortnose batfish)[1]
Rhizoprionodon porosus (Snook shark)[1]
Scorpaena brasiliensis (Barbfish)[1]

Consumers

Parasitized by 
Bianium plicitum[3]

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

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Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Bermuda Aquarium Museum and Zoo
Buttonwood Park Zoo
Florida Aquarium

Distribution

Western Atlantic: Massachusetts, USA to Santa Catarina, Brazil (Ref. 57756). Replaced by <i>Sphoeroides marmoratus</i> in the eastern Atlantic (P. Wirtz, pers. comm. 10/04).;

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Citations

Attributes / relations provided by
1Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics.
2Food Habits of Reef Fishes of the West Indies, John E. Randall, Stud. Trop. Oceanogr. 5, 665–847 (1967)
3Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
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