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Sphoeroides spengleri  (Bloch, 1785)

Bandtail puffer
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Actinopterygii (strålfeniga fiskar) > Tetraodontiformes (Puffers and filefishes) > Tetraodontidae (Puffers) > Tetraodontinae
Etymology: Sphoeroides: Greek, sphaira = ball + Greek, suffix, oides = similar to (Ref. 45335).

Miljö / Klimat / Range Ekologi

; marina; brackvatten revassocierade; djupintervall 2 - 70 m (Ref. 26999).   Subtropical, preferred ?; 43°N - 30°S, 98°W - 34°W

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Western Atlantic: Massachusetts, USA to Santa Catarina, Brazil (Ref. 57756). Replaced by Sphoeroides marmoratus in the eastern Atlantic (P. Wirtz, pers. comm. 10/04).

Size / Vikt / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 30.0 cm TL hane/ej könsbestämd; (Ref. 26999); common length : 12.0 cm TL hane/ej könsbestämd; (Ref. 3821)

Short description Morfologi | Morfometri

Mjukstrålar i ryggfenan (totalt): 9. 11-14 sharply defined round black spots on head and lower side of body. The numerous tan lappers on the rear part of the body and distinct spots along the lower side make it unmistakable (Ref. 26938).

Biologi     Ordlista (t.ex. epibenthic)

Abundant in all inshore habitats where there is adequate cover, such as seagrass beds and reef flats. Feeds on mollusks, crustaceans and echinoderms (Ref. 36453). Generally common (Ref. 9710). Traded as an aquarium fish at Ceará, Brazil (Ref. 49392).

Life cycle and mating behavior Könsmognad | Reproduktion | Lek | Ägg | Fecundity | Larver

Oviparous (Ref. 101750).

Main reference Upload your references | referenser | Koordinator : Matsuura, Keiichi | Medarbetare

Robins, C.R. and G.C. Ray, 1986. A field guide to Atlantic coast fishes of North America. Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston, U.S.A. 354 p. (Ref. 7251)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Poisonous to eat (Ref. 3821)




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Fiskeri: saknar intresse; Akvarium: Kommersiell
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