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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.
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Protected Areas

Prey / Diet

Prey / Diet Overlap



Parasitized by 
Bianium plicitum[3]

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

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


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).;

External References



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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