Blue-spotted Toby, Canthigaster cyanospilota Randall, Williams & Rocha 2008

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Bray, D.J. 2022, Canthigaster cyanospilota in Fishes of Australia, accessed 23 Sep 2023,

Blue-spotted Toby, Canthigaster cyanospilota Randall, Williams & Rocha 2008

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Dorsal fin 9-11; Anal fin 8-10; Pectoral fin 15-17; Gill rakers 9-10; Vertebrae 17.
Body depth between origins of dorsal and anal fins 3.15-3.6 in SL; head length (HL) 2.2-2.5 in SL; interorbital width 4.25-4.85 in HL: gill opening length 5.4-6.5 in HL; origin of anal fin below of posterior to rear base of dorsal fin, the preanal length 1.25-1.35 in SL; longest dorsal-fin ray 2.6-2.95 in HL.

Species Citation

Canthigaster cyanospilota Randall, Williams & Rocha 2008. Smithiana, Publications in Aquatic Biodiversity, Bulletin 9: 7, Pl. 2C-H. Type locality: Off the Interuniversity Institute of Eilat, Israel, Gulf of Aqaba, Red Sea, depth 12 m.


Bray, D.J. 2022


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Blue-spotted Toby, Canthigaster cyanospilota Randall, Williams & Rocha 2008


Allen, G.R. & Swainston, R. 1988. The Marine Fishes of North-Western Australia. A field guide for anglers and divers. Perth, WA : Western Australian Museum vi 201 pp., 70 pls. (as Canthigaster coronata)

Gloerfelt-Tarp, T. & Kailola, P.J. 1984. Trawled fishes of southern Indonesia and northwestern Australia. Australian Development Assistance Bureau, Australia, Directorate General of Fishes, Indonesia, and German Agency for Technical Cooperation, Federal Republic of Germany. 407 pp. (as Canthigaster coronota)

Randall, J.E., Williams, J.T., Rocha, L.A. 2008. The Indo-Pacific tetraodontid fish Canthigaster coronata, a complex of three species. Smithiana Bulletin 9: 3-13. See ref at BHL

Sainsbury, K.J., Kailola, P.J. & Leyland, G.G. 1985. Continental Shelf Fishes of Northern and North-Western Australia. Canberra : Fisheries Information Service 375 pp. figs & pls. (as Canthigaster coronata)

Shao, K., Liu, M., Leis, J.L., Hardy, G., Jing, L. & Matsuura, K. 2014. Canthigaster cyanospilota. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2014: e.T193799A2279036. Accessed on 16 March 2022.

Quick Facts

CAAB Code:37467013

Conservation:IUCN Least Concern


Depth:10-80 m

Habitat:Reef associated

Max Size:10.4 cm SL

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