Starry Pufferfish

Starry Pufferfish (Arothron stellatus) Starry Pufferfish (Arothron stellatus)
Starry Pufferfish at Thailand's Similan Islands (Arothron stellatus)

Credit: Yoichi Higashida

Starry Pufferfish Arothron stellatus
Description

The Starry Pufferfish (Arothron stellatus) is also known as the Stellate Puffer or Starry Toadfish. It's the largest species in its Genus Arothron. They live in warmer seas acrss the Indo-Pacific region at depths from near the surface to 40 metres.

Scientific Rank
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:
Chordata (Chordates)
Class:
Actinopterygii
Order: Tetraodontiformes (Pufferfish, Triggerfish, & Filefish)
Family: Tetraodontidae (Tetraodontidae)
Genus: Arothron (Arothron)
Species: Arothron stellatus
Size
Average Size: 1 metre

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