Bluespotted Toadfish, Omegophora cyanopunctata Hardy & Hutchins 1981


Other Names: Blue-spotted Puffer, Bluespotted Pufferfish, Blue-spotted Pufferfish, Blue-spotted Toadfish

A Bluespotted Toadfish, Omegophora cyanopunctata, at Busselton, Western Australia, June 2009. Source: Sascha Schultz / iNaturalist.org. License: CC by Attribution-NonCommercial

Summary:
A puffer with dark bands or blotches on the head and body, a yellow underside and belly and blue spots. Males have a dark blotch above the pectoral fin.

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Bray, D.J., Omegophora cyanopunctata in Fishes of Australia, accessed 12 Apr 2021, http://136.154.202.208/home/species/1292

Bluespotted Toadfish, Omegophora cyanopunctata Hardy & Hutchins 1981

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Distribution

Gulf St Vincent, South Australia, to Rottnest Island, Western Australia.

Colour

Brown to dark brown above with many iridescent blue spots; three brown to dark-brown bars on each side, the first obliquely through eye to lower jaw where it merges with bar on opposite side, 2nd enveloping gill slit and pectoral-fin base and bifurcating ventrally, and 3rd just behind pectoral-fin base, bifurcating ventrally; interspaces on side pale brown to cream; underside white, ventrolateral angle lined with yellow.
Fins yellow to orange, caudal duskier, lowermost rays blackish.  Adult males with black to brown circular blotch above pectoral-fin base, surrounded or partly surrounded by iridescent blue line or series of spots.

Author

Bray, D.J.

Bluespotted Toadfish, Omegophora cyanopunctata Hardy & Hutchins 1981

References


Liu, M., Larson, H., Hardy, G., Jing, L., Leis, J.L. & Matsuura, K. 2014. Omegophora cyanopunctata. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2014: e.T193803A2279407. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2014-3.RLTS.T193803A2279407.en. Downloaded on 13 August 2016.

Quick Facts


CAAB Code:37467048

Conservation:IUCN Least Concern

Danger:Poisonous

Depth:1-25 m

Habitat:Reef associated

Max Size:18 cm

Native:Endemic

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