Narrowlined Puffer, Arothron manilensis (Procé 1822)


Other Names: Manilla Puffer, Narrow Lined Puffer, Narrow-lined Puffer, Narrow-lined Pufferfish, Narrow-lined Toadfish, Striped Puffer

A Narrowlined Puffer, Arothron manilensis, in Bali, Indonesia . Source: Will White. License: All rights reserved

Summary:
A pale greenish-grey to brownish puffer with narrow yellowish to dark brown stripes on sides, and a large black spot around the pectoral-fin base and gill opening.

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Dianne J. Bray, Arothron manilensis in Fishes of Australia, accessed 17 Nov 2018, http://fishesofaustralia.net.au/home/species/847

Narrowlined Puffer, Arothron manilensis (Procé 1822)

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Distribution

Recorded in Australia from Ningaloo Reef, Western Australia, to Sydney, New South Wales;  also Ashmore Reef, Timor Sea. Found elsewhere in the tropical, east-Indo-west-central Pacific.


Inhabits seagrass beds, weedy areas, and silty sand areas near reefs. Juveniles often shelter amongst mangroves.

Similar Species

Often misidentified as Arothron immaculatus.

Species Citation

Tetrodon manilensis Procé, 1822, Bull. Soc. Philomath. Paris 1822: 130. Type locality: Bay of Manila, Philippines.

Author

Dianne J. Bray

Narrowlined Puffer, Arothron manilensis (Procé 1822)

References


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Larson, H.K. & Williams, R.S. 1997. Darwin Harbour fishes: a survey and annotated checklist. pp. 339-380 in Hanley, H.R., Caswell, G., Megirian, D. & Larson, H.K. (eds). The Marine Flora and Fauna of Darwin Harbour, Northern Territory, Australia. Proceedings of the Sixth International Marine Biology Workshop. Darwin : Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory 466 pp.

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Quick Facts


CAAB Code:37467020

Danger:Poisonous

Depth:1-50 m

Habitat:Estuaries, reefs

Max Size:31 cm TL

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