Compressed Toby, Canthigaster compressa (Procé 1822)

Other Names: Fine-spotted Puffer

A Canthigaster compressa, Tulamben, Bali, Indonesia. Source: Zsispeo / Flickr . License: CC By Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike

A brownish toby covered in blue and white (often) wavy lines and white spots, a large dark blotch ringed in blue or green at the dorsal-fin base, and a yellowish tail with narrow blue bars.

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Dianne J. Bray & Audrey Thompson, Canthigaster compressa in Fishes of Australia, accessed 29 May 2024,

Compressed Toby, Canthigaster compressa (Procé 1822)


Allen, G.R. & Randall, J.E. 1977. Review of the sharpnose pufferfishes (subfamily Canthigasterinae) of the Indo-Pacific. Records of the Australian Museum 30(17): 475-517 figs 1-15

Kuiter, R.H. 1992. Tropical Reef-Fishes of the Western Pacific, Indonesia and Adjacent Waters. Jakarta : PT Gramedia Pustaka Utama 314 pp. pls.

Procé, M. de. 1822. Sur plusieurs espèces nouvelles de poissons et de crustacés observées dans un voyage de France à Manille. Bulletin de la Société Philomathique de Paris 1822: 129-134.

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CAAB Code:37467067


Depth:2-50 m

Habitat:Reef associated

Max Size:12 cm SL

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