Animalia > Chordata > Actinopterygii > Tetraodontiformes > Tetraodontidae > Canthigaster > Canthigaster solandri

Canthigaster solandri (Spotted toby; Spotted sharpnose puffer; Sharpbacked puffer; Netted pufferfish; Jewel pufferfish; False-eye toby)

Synonyms: Canthigaster australis; Canthigaster glaucospilotus; Canthigaster saipanensis; Cathigaster solandri; Tetrodon solandri
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Wikipedia Abstract

Canthigaster solandri is a ray-finned species of fish and member of the pufferfish family. It grows to a length of 11.5 centimers (4.5 in). It lives in the tropical Indo-Pacific: from East Africa to the Line Islands and Tuamotu, north to the Ryukyu Islands, south to New Caledonia and Tonga, to the Hawaiian Islands. They have the ability to rapidly fill themselves up like a water balloon, to protect themselves from predators. Their skin also contains a poison.
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Indo-Pacific: East Africa to the Line and Tuamoto Islands, north to Ryukyu Islands, south to New Caledonia and Tonga; strays to the Hawaiian Islands. Population from the Philippines, Indonesia, New Guinea, Queensland, and Belau differs in coloration (formerly <i>Canthigaster papua</i>); replaced by <i>Canthigaster margaritata</i> in the Red Sea.;

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