Anderson's Toadfish, Torquigener andersonae Hardy 1983

Anderson's Toadfish, Torquigener andersonae, from Jervis Bay, New South Wales, October 1976. Source: Ken J. Graham / NSW Fisheries. License: CC By Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike

A pale greyish-brown puffer becoming whitish below, with numerous pale spots and brownish specks scattered on the body, and a row of orange spots along the midside.

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Bray, D.J. 2019, Torquigener andersonae in Fishes of Australia, accessed 15 Jul 2020,

Anderson's Toadfish, Torquigener andersonae Hardy 1983

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Off Iluka to about Bermagui, New South Wales.


Dorsal in 9-10; Anal fin 7-8; Pectoral fin 15-16; Caudal fin 11; Vertebrae 8 + 11.
Dorsum sparsely covered with short spines to just before dorsal fin; prebranchial margin almost devoid of spines, those present small, sometimes with small, associated papillae.


The species is "named for Dr Jennifer M. E. Anderson, a very friendly and pleasant colleague, with whom I shared working facilities whilst at the University of New South Wales". 

Species Citation

Torquigener andersonae Hardy 1983, J. Roy. Soc. N. Z. 13(1/2): 39. Type locality: Jervis Bay, New South Wales.


Bray, D.J. 2019


Atlas of Living Australia

Anderson's Toadfish, Torquigener andersonae Hardy 1983


Hardy, G.S. 1983. Revision of Australian species of TorquigenerWhitley (Tetraodontiformes: Tetraodontidae), and two new generic names for Australian puffer fishes. Journal of the Royal Society of New Zealand 13(1/2): 1-48 access

Kuiter, R.H. 1993. Coastal Fishes of South-eastern Australia. Bathurst : Crawford House Press 437 pp.

Kuiter, R.H. & Kuiter, S.L. 2018. Coastal sea-fishes of south-eastern Australia. Seaford, Victoria : Aquatic Photographics, 371 pp.

Shao, K., Liu, M., Jing, L., Hardy, G., Leis, J.L. & Matsuura, K. 2014. Torquigener andersonae. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2014: e.T193637A2251283. Downloaded on 07 June 2019.

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CAAB Code:37467057

Conservation:IUCN Least Concern

Depth:0-25 m


Max weight:16 cm TL


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