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Australian Faunal Directory
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Life Science Identifier (LSID):

urn:lsid:biodiversity.org.au:afd.taxon:b8eeb4f3-850b-4759-8b9a-865897bb227b

LSIDs are persistent, location-independent,resource identifiers for uniquely naming biologically significant resources including species names, concepts, occurrences, genes or proteins, or data objects that encode information about them. To put it simply, LSIDs are a way to identify and locate pieces of biological information on the web.

Data Links

JSON

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WMS

To use WMS services, copy and paste the following GetCapabilities URL into your OGC client (e.g. uDIG, ESRI ArcGIS)
http://biocache.ala.org.au/ws/ogc/ows?q=species:Arothron nigropunctatus
For higher taxa, this will give you a hierarchical listing of layers for each taxon.

RDF

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Further details

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Species presence
 Recorded In Australia
 Marine Habitats

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    Source: Australian National Fish Collection Images
    Image by: BIO Photography Group, Biodiversity Institute of Ontario
    Rights: BIO Photography Group, Biodiversity Institute of Ontario

Description

The Blackspotted Pufferfish can be recognised by its colouration. It is grey to brown above and white to yellow below. There are irregular black spots on the body and a pale band across the snout. source: Australian Museum Factsheets

The Blackspotted Pufferfish is variable in color, often grey to brown above with paler underside. Some fish are yellow. All colours have irregular black spots scattered over the body. The rounded body is covered with prickles. The snout shape resembles a seal. The mouth is like a beak with teeth fused together into plates. ... source: OZ Animals

Online resources

Australian Museum Factsheets
Description, Distribution, Morphology, Habitat
Australian National Fish Collection Images
Authoritative image
Encyclopedia of Life
Description, Video Page Url, Images
Lizard Island Research Station
Images, Occurrence record
OZ Animals
Description, Distribution, Morphology, Habitat, Diet
Reef Life Survey Images
Images, Occurrence record
Seafood Services Australia
CAAB Code, Author
Wikipedia
Reference, Images

Species Lists

RLS profile v3
Abundance: 1.478
Commercial_Uses: None, other than trivial captures for aquarium trade
Common_Name: Black-spotted toadfish;Blackspotted Puffer
Depth: (0–16 m)
Diet: Invertebrates, Algae
Distribution: Indo-Pacific, East Africa to Samoa and Japan to Australia
Frequency: 7.098
IUCN_Threat_status: Not assessed
Invasive: Not known to be invasive
Max_size: 330 mm
Range: 280.164
Threats: No major threats to this species are known

Names and sources

Accepted name Source
Arothron nigropunctatus

Synonyms

Synonyms Source
Tetrodon nigropunctatus Bloch & Schneider, 1801 Bloch & Schneider, 1801
Published in: Bloch, M.E. & Schneider, J.G. 1801. Systema Ichthyologiae Iconibus ex Illustratum. Berlin 584 pp. 110 pls
Tetrodon aurantius Ogilby, 1890 Ogilby, 1890
Published in: Ogilby, J.D. 1890. Description of a new Tetrodon from New South Wales. Rec. Aust. Mus. Vol. 1 (4) pp. 81-82, 101

Common Names

Common name Source
Blackspotted Puffer
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Black Spotted Pufferfish
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Black-spotted Puffer
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Black-spotted Pufferfish
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Black-spotted Toadfish
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Black-spotted Toado
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Spotted Toado
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Black Spotted Blow Fish
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Black Spotted Puffer
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Blackspotted Blaasop
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Blackspotted Pufferfish
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Blackspotted Toadfish
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Puffer Fish
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Working classification

kingdom
ANIMALIA
phylum
CHORDATA
subphylum
VERTEBRATA
suprageneric
GNATHOSTOMATA
suprageneric
PISCES
class
ACTINOPTERYGII
subphylum
EUTELEOSTEI
superorder
ACANTHOPTERYGII
order
TETRAODONTIFORMES
suborder
TETRAODONTOIDEI
family
TETRAODONTIDAE
genus
Arothron
species
Arothron nigropunctatus  Recorded in Australia

Occurrence records

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Name references found in the Biodiversity Heritage Library

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Genbank

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