Netted Toby, Canthigaster papua (Bleeker 1848)


Other Names: False-eye Puffer, False-eyed Puffer, Solander's Toby, Solandri's Sharpnose Pufferfish

A Netted Toby, Canthigaster papua, at Tufi Wharf, Papua New Guinea . Source: Dave Harasti / http://www.daveharasti.com/. License: All rights reserved

Summary:
The Netted Toby is brownish to orange with numerous small bluish-green spots on the body and tail, black-edged bluish-green lines radiating from the eye and on the head, and a black spot below the dorsal fin.

Small juvenile Common Coral Trout (Plectropomus leopardus) and Barcheek Coral Trout (Plectropomus marginatus) avoid predators by mimicing the poisonous Netted Toby.

Cite this page as:
Dianne J. Bray, Canthigaster papua in Fishes of Australia, accessed 16 Nov 2018, http://fishesofaustralia.net.au/home/species/859

Netted Toby, Canthigaster papua (Bleeker 1848)

References


Frisch, A.J. 2006. Are juvenile coral-trouts (Plectropomus) mimics of poisonous pufferfishes (Canthigaster) on coral reefs? Marine Ecology 27: 247–252. doi: 10.1111/j.1439-0485.2006.00103.x

Quick Facts


CAAB Code:37467042

Biology:Poisonous

Depth:6-50 m

Fishing:Aquarium fish

Habitat:Reef associated

Max Size:10 cm SL

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