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Sphoeroides pachygaster  (Müller & Troschel, 1848)

Blunthead puffer
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Classification / Names Populärnamn | synonymer | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa

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 bentopelagisk; djupintervall 50 - 480 m (Ref. 33352), usually 50 - 250 m (Ref. 10985).   Subtropical, preferred ?; 61°N - 51°S, 99°E - 149°E

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Circumglobal in tropical and temperate seas.

Size / Vikt / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 40.5 cm SL hane/ej könsbestämd; (Ref. 26350); common length : 26.0 cm TL hane/ej könsbestämd; (Ref. 47377)

Short description Morfologi | Morfometri

Taggstrålar i ryggfenan (totalt): 0; Mjukstrålar i ryggfenan (totalt): 7-9; Taggstrålar i analfenan 0; Mjukstrålar i analfenan: 8 - 9. Body without prickles (Ref. 559). Brownish above, white below; occasionally with dark spots on flanks (Ref. 4919).

Biologi     Ordlista (t.ex. epibenthic)

Inhabit sandy, muddy and rocky bottoms (Ref. 2683). Young are pelagic (Ref. 7251). Feed mainly on squid. In southeast Brazil captured between 50 and 145 m (Ref. 47377).

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

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

Schneider, W., 1990. FAO species identification sheets for fishery purposes. Field guide to the commercial marine resources of the Gulf of Guinea. Prepared and published with the support of the FAO Regional Office for Africa. Rome: FAO. 268 p. (Ref. 2683)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless (Ref. 559)




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Fiskeri: kommersiell
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