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Lagocephalus lagocephalus (oceanic puffer)


Wikipedia Abstract

Lagocephalus lagocephalus oceanicus, is a pufferfish of the family Tetraodontidae, found in the western Pacific Ocean in temperate and tropical waters. Its length is up to 45 cm. The dorsal and anal fins falcate, the caudal fin is lunate. The lower one third of the pectoral fin is white. It is thought to be responsible for fatal poisoning, therefore it should not be eaten.
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Migration [1]  Oceanodromous

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Archipelago de Colon Biosphere Reserve 34336011 Galapagos Islands, Ecuador  
Tsitsikamma National Park II 34343 Southern Cape, South Africa  


Coryphaena hippurus (Mahi-mahi)[2]
Istiophorus platypterus (Atlantic sailfish)[3]
Makaira mazara (black spearfish)[4]


Brazil; India; Japan; Korea, Republic of; Mexico; Ogasawara Islands; Pacific Ocean; Pacific, Northwest; Pacific, Western Central; South Africa; South China Sea;

External References



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1Riede, Klaus (2004) Global Register of Migratory Species - from Global to Regional Scales. Final Report of the R&D-Projekt 808 05 081. 330 pages + CD-ROM
2Olson, Robert J., and Felipe Galvan-Magana. "Food habits and consumption rates of common dolphinfish (Coryphaena hippurus) in the eastern Pacific Ocean." Fishery Bulletin 100.2 (2002): 279+. Academic OneFile. Web. 23 July 2010
3Diet composition of sailfish (Istiophorus platypterus) from the southern Gulf of California, Mexico, José Rosas-Alayolaa, Agustín Hernández-Herrera, Felipe Galvan-Magaña, L. Andres Abitia-Cárdenasa and Arturo F. Muhlia-Melo, Fisheries Research Volume 57, Issue 2, August 2002, Pages 185-195
4Jorrit 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.
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