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Tetraodontidae

(Family)

Overview

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Taxonomy

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The Family Tetraodontidae is a member of the Order Tetraodontiformes. Here is the complete "parentage" of Tetraodontidae:

The Family Tetraodontidae is further organized into finer groupings including:

Genera

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Amblyrhynchotes

Amblyrhynchotes is a genus of Tetraodontidae. [more]

Arothron

The genus Arothron, or fat puffers, is a member of the pufferfish family (Tetraodontidae). Arothron is perhaps notable as being the pufferfish most commonly kept by marine aquarists. Also it is especially this genus that divers and hobbyists describe as being 'cute', due to their large expressive eyes, the ability to blink and vocalise and their dog-like snouts. The largest of these is the species stellatus which can grow to 48 inches in length. [more]

Auriglobus

Auriglobus is a genus of Tetraodontidae. [more]

Canthigaster

Canthigaster is a genus in the pufferfish family (Tetraodontidae). [more]

Carinotetraodon

Carinotetraodon is a genus of small freshwater pufferfish found in Southeast Asia; several species have commercial importance as aquarium fish. [more]

Cheilichthys

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Chelonodon

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Chonerhinos

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Colomesus

The genus Colomesus includes two species of pufferfish confined to tropical South America. Apart from differences in size, the two species are superficially similar, being green above, white below, and patterned with black transverse bands across the dorsal surface. [more]

Contusus

Contusus is a genus of pufferfishes containing only two species. Its venom is among the most poisonous in the world.[] [more]

Crayracion

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Ephippion

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Feroxodon

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Fugu

Fugu is the Japanese word for pufferfish and the dish prepared from it, normally species of genus Takifugu, Lagocephalus, or Sphoeroides, or porcupinefish of the genus Diodon. Fugu can be lethally poisonous due to its tetrodotoxin; therefore, it must be carefully prepared to remove toxic parts and to avoid contaminating the meat. The restaurant preparation of fugu is strictly controlled by the law in Japan and several other countries, and only chefs who have qualified through rigorous training are allowed to deal with the fish. However, the domestic preparation occasionally leads to accidental death. Fugu is served as sashimi and chirinabe. Some consider the liver the tastiest part but it is also the most poisonous, and serving this organ in restaurants was banned in Japan in 1984. Fugu has become one of the most celebrated and notorious dishes in Japanese cuisine. [more]

Gastrophysus

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Guentheridia

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Lagocephalus

Lagocephalus is a genus in the pufferfish family (Tetraodontidae). [more]

Liosaccus

The blunthead puffer, Sphoeroides pachygaster, is a pufferfish of the family Tetraodontidae, found circumglobally in tropical and temperate seas, at depths between 50 and 500 m. Its length is up to 40 cm. [more]

Monotretus

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Ovoides

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Polyspina

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Psilonotus

Reicheltia

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Sphaeroides

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Spheroides

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Sphoerodon

Sphoeroides

Sphoeroides is a genus of pufferfishes. [more]

Takifugu

Takifugu is a genus of pufferfish, often better known by the Japanese name fugu . There are 25 species belonging to the genus Takifugu, which can be found worldwide from about 45? latitude north to 45? latitude south, mostly in salt water. Their diet consists mostly of algae, molluscs, invertebrates and sometimes crustaceans. The fish defend themselves by inflating their bodies to several times normal size and by poisoning their predators. These defenses allow the fish to actively explore their environment without much fear of being attacked. [more]

Tetraodon

Tetraodon is the largest genus in the pufferfish family (Tetraodontidae). Its 23 members have a wide distribution, from Africa to Southeast Asia. Tetraodon nigroviridis has had its genome sequenced. [more]

Tetrodon

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Torquigener

Torquigener is a genus of in the Tetraodontidae family. It contains the following species: [more]

Tylerius

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Xenopterus

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More info about the Genus Xenopterus may be found here.

Sources

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Last Revised: August 26, 2014
2014/08/26 04:18:11