Spotted Toby, Canthigaster janthinoptera (Bleeker 1855)

Other Names: Green-spotted Toby, Honeycomb Toby, Spotted Puffer, White-spotted Puffer

A Spotted Toby, Canthigaster janthinoptera, at Tulamben, Bali, Indonesia. Source: Sally Polack / FishWise Professional. License: CC BY Attribution-Noncommercial-ShareAlike 3.0


A small brown sharpnose puffer with numerous pale greenish, yellowish, orange or white spots on the head and body that are usually lacking from the underside, pale lines radiating from the eyes, a plain brownish tail and a blotch or ocellus at the dorsal-fin base.

Cite this page as:
Dianne J. Bray, Canthigaster janthinoptera in Fishes of Australia, accessed 22 Jun 2024,

Quick Facts

CAAB Code:37467040


Depth:1-30 m

Habitat:Reef associated

Max Size:9 cm TL

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