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Canthigaster rostrata (Sharpnose pufferfish; Sharpnose puffer; Caribbean sharpnose-puffer)

Synonyms: Canthigaster rostratus; Tetrodon ornatus; Tetrodon rostratus
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Wikipedia Abstract

Canthigaster rostrata, commonly known as the Caribbean sharp-nose puffer, is a pufferfish from the Western Central Atlantic. It can be encountered from the coast of South Carolina to Venezuela, including the Bermuda, the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean Sea.It occasionally makes its way into the aquarium trade. It grows to a size of 12cm in length.
View Wikipedia Record: Canthigaster rostrata

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Banco Chinchorro Biosphere Reserve VI 358906 Mexico    
Cayos Cochinos Archipelago National Park Natural Marine Monument   Honduras  
Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary IV 2387149 Florida, United States
Isla Mujeres, Punta Cancun y Punta Nizuc National Park II 21428 Quintana Roo, Mexico    
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]
Acartia lilljeborgii[1]
Acartia spinata[1]
Acartia tonsa[1]
Acropora cervicornis (Staghorn coral)[1]
Acropora palmata (Elkhorn coral)[1]
Acropora prolifera (Fused staghorn coral)[1]
Aegires ortizi[1]
Agaricia agaricites (Lettuce coral)[1]
Agaricia fragilis (Lettuce-leaf coral)[1]
Agaricia grahamae[1]
Agaricia lamarcki (Sheet coral)[1]
Agaricia tenuifolia[1]
Agaricia undata (Scroll coral)[1]
Agelas dispar[1]
Aiolochroia crassa[1]
Americardia guppyi (guppy strawberry cockle)[1]
Americardia media (atlantic strawberry cockle)[1]
Amphimedon erina[1]
Anadara notabilis (eared ark)[1]
Anodontia alba (buttercup lucine)[1]
Antillipecten antillarum (Antillean scallop)[1]
Aplysia parvula (pygmy seahare)[1]
Aplysina cauliformis[1]
Aplysina fistularis (Yellow tube sponge)[1]
Aplysina fulva[1]
Aplysina lacunosa (Giant tube sponge)[1]
Arca zebra (turkey wing)[1]
Arcopsis adamsi (adams ark)[1]
Asaphis deflorata (gaudy sanguin)[1]
Atagema browni[1]
Atys riiseanus[2]
Barbatia candida (white-beard ark)[1]
Barbatia domingensis (white miniature ark)[1]
Brachyscelus crusculum[1]
Calliostoma javanicum (chocolate-line topsnail)[1]
Caribachlamys ornata (ornate scallop)[1]
Caribachlamys pellucens (knobby scallop)[1]
Cassis tuberosa (Caribbean helmet)[1]
Centropages furcatus[1]
Ceratophyllidia papilligera[1]
Cervicornia cuspidifera[1]
Chama macerophylla (leafy jewelbox)[1]
Chama sarda (cherry jewelbox)[1]
Chione cancellata (cross-barred venus)[1]
Chondrilla nucula (Chicken liver sponge)[1]
Cladocora arbuscula (tube coral)[1]
Clathrina coriacea (white clathrina)[1]
Clathrolucina costata (costate lucine)[1]
Cliona aprica[1]
Cliona caribbaea[1]
Cliona delitrix (Red boring sponge)[1]
Cliona laticavicola[1]
Cliona tenuis[1]
Cliona varians[1]
Cliona vermifera[1]
Codakia orbicularis (tiger lucine)[1]
Colpophyllia natans (Boulder brain coral)[1]
Coralliophila aberrans (globose coralsnail)[1]
Coralliophila caribaea (Caribbean coralsnail)[1]
Corycaeus amazonicus[1]
Corycaeus subulatus[1]
Crenella divaricata (spreading-sculpture crenella)[2]
Cribrochalina dura[1]
Cribrochalina vasculum[1]
Ctena orbiculata (dwarf tiger lucine)[1]
Cymatium femorale (angular triton)[1]
Cypraecassis testiculus (reticulate cowrie-helmet)[1]
Dallocardia muricata (yellow pricklycockle)[1]
Dendrodoris krebsii (Kreb's doris)[1]
Dendrogyra cylindricus (Pillar coral)[1]
Dermomurex pauperculus (beggar aspella)[1]
Diadema antillarum (long-spined sea urchin)[2]
Dictyonella arenosa[1]
Dictyonella funicularis[1]
Diodora dysoni (Dyson's keyhole limpet)[1]
Diphyes bojani[1]
Diplodonta caelata (pimpled diplodon)[1]
Diplodonta nucleiformis (nut-shaped diplodon)[1]
Diploria clivosa (knobby brain coral)[1]
Diploria labyrinthiformis (Grooved brain coral)[1]
Diploria strigosa (symmetrical brian coral)[1]
Dysidea janiae[1]
Eoacmaea pustulata (spotted limpet)[1]
Erosaria spurca (Dirty Cowry)[1]
Euchaeta marina[1]
Eudoxoides spiralis[1]
Eulithidium thalassicola (turtlegrass pheasant)[1]
Eurydice littoralis[1]
Eusmilia fastigiata (smooth flower coral)[1]
Euterpina acutifrons[1]
Farranula gracilis[1]
Favia fragum (Golfball coral)[1]
Felimida clenchi (harlequin blue doris)[1]
Flaccisagitta enflata[1]
Fritillaria haplostoma[1]
Fulvia laevigata[1]
Geitodoris pusae[1]
Gelliodes ramosa[1]
Geodia neptuni[1]
Geodia papyracea[1]
Glossocephalus milneedwardsi[1]
Gouldia cerina (waxy gouldclam)[1]
Helioseris cucullata (Sunray lettuce coral)[1]
Hexabranchus morsomus[1]
Hyrtios violaceus[1]
Igernella notabilis[1]
Iotrochota birotulata (Black bush sponge)[1]
Ircinia campana (Stinking vase sponge)[1]
Ircinia felix (Stinking vase sponge)[1]
Isognomon bicolor (bicolored purse-oyster)[1]
Isognomon radiatus (lister purse-oyster)[1]
Isophyllia rigida (Rough star coral)[1]
Isophyllia sinuosa (lesser cactus coral)[1]
Krohnitta subtilis[1]
Labidocera acutifrons[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]
Madracis asperula[1]
Madracis decactis (ten-ray star coral)[1]
Madracis formosa (Eight-ray finger coral)[1]
Madracis mirabilis (Yellow pencil coral)[1]
Manicina areolata (rose coral)[1]
Meandrina meandrites (Rose coral)[1]
Microsetella rosea[1]
Millepora alcicornis (Fire coral)[1]
Millepora complanata (Bladed fire coral)[1]
Millepora squarrosa (Encrusting fire coral)[1]
Modiolus americanus (American horsemussel)[1]
Modulus modulus (buttonsnail)[1]
Monoplex nicobaricus (goldmouth triton)[1]
Monoplex pilearis (hairy triton)[1]
Montastraea annularis (boulder star coral)[1]
Montastraea cavernosa (great star coral)[1]
Musculus lateralis (lateral mussel)[2]
Mussa angulosa (large flower coral)[1]
Mycale laxissima[1]
Mycetophyllia aliciae (Knobby cactus coral)[1]
Mycetophyllia daniana (Lowridge cactus coral)[1]
Mycetophyllia ferox (Rough cactus coral)[1]
Mycetophyllia lamarckiana (Ridged cactus coral)[1]
Mycetophyllia reesi[1]
Mysia pellucida[1]
Neofibularia nolitangere (Touch-me-not sponge)[1]
Neopetrosia rosariensis[1]
Neopetrosia subtriangularis[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]
Papyridea soleniformis (spiny papercockle)[1]
Paracalanus aculeatus[1]
Paracalanus crassirostris[1]
Paracalanus parvus[1]
Penilia avirostris[1]
Periglypta listeri (princess venus)[1]
Petrosia pellasarca[1]
Pinna carnea (amber penshell)[1]
Pione lampa[1]
Pitar fulminatus (lightning pitar)[1]
Platydoris angustipes (Common leather doris)[1]
Porites astreoides (mustard hill coral)[1]
Porites branneri (blue crust coral)[1]
Porites furcata (Hump coral)[1]
Porites porites (Finger coral)[1]
Scissula similis (candystick tellin)[2]
Scolymia cubensis (Artichoke coral)[1]
Scolymia lacera (Atlantic mushroom coral)[1]
Serratosagitta serratodentata[1]
Siderastrea radians (lesser starlet coral)[1]
Siderastrea siderea (Massive starlet coral)[1]
Siphonodictyon brevitubulatum (short-tubed boring sponge)[1]
Smaragdia viridis (emerald nerite)[2]
Smenospongia aurea[1]
Solenastrea hyades (knobby star coral)[1]
Spheciospongia vesparium (Common loggerhead sponge)[1]
Stenorhynchus seticornis (yellowline arrow crab)[2]
Strongylacidon griseum[1]
Stylocheilus longicauda (blue-ring seahare)[1]
Syringodium filiforme (manatee grass)[2]
Tectitethya crypta[1]
Tegula lividomaculata (West Indian tegula)[1]
Tellina radiata (sunrise tellin)[1]
Tellinella listeri (speckled tellin)[1]
Thalassia testudinum (turtlegrass)[1]
Trachycardium isocardia (even pricklycockle)[1]
Tucetona pectinata (comb bittersweet)[1]
Turbo castanea (chestnut turban)[1]
Undinula vulgaris[1]
Verongula gigantea (Giant bowl sponge)[1]
Verongula reiswigi[1]
Verongula rigida[1]
Xestospongia muta (giant barrel sponge)[1]
Xestospongia portoricensis[1]

Prey / Diet Overlap

Competing SpeciesCommon Prey Count
Acanthurus chirurgus (Doctorfish)1
Acanthurus coeruleus (Yellow doctorfish)1
Aluterus schoepfii (Tobaccofish)1
Amphichthys cryptocentrus (Sapo bocon)1
Anisotremus surinamensis (Thicklip grunt)1
Archosargus rhomboidalis (Western Atlantic seabream)1
Balistes vetula (Turbot)1
Bodianus rufus (Spanish hogfish)1
Calamus bajonado (Jolthead porgy)2
Calamus calamus (Sugereye porgy)1
Calamus pennatula (Sheepshead porgy)1
Canthidermis sufflamen (Filefish)1
Chaetodipterus faber (White angelfish)1
Chelonia mydas (Green Turtle)1
Diodon hystrix (Ajargo)1
Epinephelus adscensionis (Rockhind)1
Epinephelus guttatus (Rockhind)1
Haemulon macrostomum (Spanish grunt)1
Haemulon sciurus (Yellow grunt)2
Halichoeres bivittatus (Slippery dick)2
Halichoeres poeyi (Black-ear wrasse)1
Halichoeres radiatus (Puddingwife wrasse)2
Hemiramphus brasiliensis (Ballyhoo halfbeak)1
Lactophrys bicaudalis (Trunkfish)2
Lactophrys trigonus (Trunkfish)1
Prognathodes aculeatus (Poey's butterflyfish)1
Sanopus barbatus (Bearded toadfish)1
Scarus guacamaia (Blue rainbow)1
Sparisoma aurofrenatum (Black parrot)1
Sphoeroides spengleri (Puffer)2
Stegastes fuscus (dusky damselfish)1
Thalassoma bifasciatum (Tikitiki)1
Trachinotus falcatus (Yellow-wax pompano)1

Predators

Sphyraena barracuda (Striped seapike)[2]

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

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Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Bermuda Aquarium Museum and Zoo
Budapest Zool.& Botanical Garden
Florida Aquarium
John G. Shedd Aquarium
Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo
Randers Regnskov
Rotterdam Zoo

Distribution

Angola; Anguilla; Antigua and Barbuda; Aruba; Atlantic Ocean; Atlantic, Eastern Central; Atlantic, Southeast; Atlantic, Southwest; Atlantic, Western Central; Bahamas; Barbados; Belize; Benguela Current; Bermuda; Brazil; Canary Current; Cape Verde; Caribbean Sea; Cayman Islands; Cuba; Curaçao Island; Dominica; Dominican Republic; East Brazil Shelf; Grenada; Guadeloupe; Gulf of Mexico; Haiti; Jamaica; Martinique; Mexico; Montserrat; Nicaragua; North Brazil Shelf; Puerto Rico; Saint Kitts and Nevis; Saint Lucia; Saint Vincent & the Grenadines; South Brazil Shelf; Southeast U.S. Continental Shelf; Trinidad and Tobago; Turks and Caicos Is.; US Virgin Islands; USA (contiguous states); Venezuela; Virgin Islands (UK); Western Central Atlantic: South Carolina, USA and Bermuda to Tobago and the Lesser Antilles. All <i>Canthigaster</i> specimens so far recorded from Madeira belong to <i>Canthigaster capistrata</i> (Ref. 43205).;

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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)
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