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Sphoeroides parvus  Shipp & Yerger, 1969

Least 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 bottenlevande.   Subtropical, preferred ?; 31°N - 18°N, 98°W - 82°W

Utbredning Länder | FAO områden | Ekosystem | Förekomster | Point map | Utplanteringar | Faunafri

Western Atlantic: northern and western Gulf of Mexico, from northwestern Florida in USA to Campeche in Mexico.

Size / Vikt / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 15.0 cm TL hane/ej könsbestämd; (Ref. 7251)

Short description Morfologi | Morfometri

Taggstrålar i ryggfenan (totalt): 0; Mjukstrålar i ryggfenan (totalt): 8; Taggstrålar i analfenan 0; Mjukstrålar i analfenan: 7. Dorsally and laterally, basal pigmentation is a light grey or brown, with numerous spots and blotches, especially evident on lower flanks, where they form an irregular row near the ventrolateral body angle. An axil spot present, but is no more intense than other lateral spots and blotches. Ventral surface unpigmented. Prickles present from the snout to near dorsal fin, and chin to near to near anus ventrally, and present laterally on cheeks and to near level of dorsal fin. Lappets absent (Ref 53033).

Biologi     Ordlista (t.ex. epibenthic)

Inhabits shallow, turbid coastal waters and estuaries.

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

  Harmless




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