Category:Puffer Fish (Saltwater)
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Tetraodontidae, or Pufferfish, are the second most poisonous vertebrate in the world. The family contains at least 121 species of puffers in 19 genera. They are most diverse in the tropics and relatively uncommon in the temperate zone and completely absent from cold waters. They are typically small to medium in size, although a few species can reach lengths of 99.1cm (39").
Diodontidae, or Porcupinefish, are closely related to Pufferfish but Porcupinefish have heavier spines (hence the name porcupine) on their body. Also unlike the Pufferfish, they have only a single plate of fused teeth in each of the upper and lower jaws. Porcupinefish are medium to large sized fish, and are found in shallow temperate and tropical seas worldwide. A few species are found much further out from shore, wherein large shoals of thousands of individuals can occur. They will learn to recognise their owner, and will start begging from them.
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|Common Name||Species Name||Image||Difficulty||Maximum Size||Tank Size|
|Bennett's Sharpnose Puffer||Canthigaster bennetti||Challenging||4 in||55 gal|
|Blackspotted Puffer||Arothron nigropunctatus||Challenging||13 in||100 gal|
|Blue Spotted Puffer||Canthigaster solandri||Challenging||5 in||50 gal|
|Blue-Spotted Puffer||Arothron caeruleopunctatus||Challenging||48 in||500 gal|
|Bullseye Puffer||Sphoeroides annulatus||Challenging||17 in||150 gal|
|Caribbean Sharpnose Puffer||Canthigaster rostrata||Challenging||5 in||30 gal|
|Fugu Puffer||Takifugu ocellatus||Challenging||6 in||55 gal|
|Grassy Puffer||Takifugu niphobles||Challenging||6 in||55 gal|
|Guinean Puffer||Sphoeroides marmoratus||Challenging||8 in||55 gal|
|Hawaiian Whitespotted Toby||Canthigaster jactator||Moderate||5 in||55 gal|
|Immaculate Puffer||Arothron immaculatus||Moderate||30 cm||150 gal|
|Leopard Puffer||Canthigaster leoparda||Moderate||3 in||35 gal|
|Map Puffer||Arothron mappa||Challenging||26 in||250 gal|
|Masked Puffer||Arothron diadematus||Challenging||12 in||100 gal|
|Milkspotted Puffer||Chelonodon patoca||Challenging||15 in||150 gal|
|Narrow-Lined Puffer||Arothron manilensis||Challenging||12 in||100 gal|
|Oblong Blowfish||Takifugu oblongus||Challenging||16 in||150 gal|
|Panther Puffer||Takifugu pardalis||Challenging||15 in||150 gal|
|Papuan Toby||Canthigaster papua||Challenging||4 in||30 gal|
|Saddle Puffer||Canthigaster coronata||Challenging||5 in||50 gal|
|Spiny Box Puffer||Chilomycterus schoepfii||Moderate||10 in||180 gal|
|Starry Pufferfish||Arothron stellatus||Challenging||40 in||300 gal|
|Stars and Stripes Puffer||Arothron hispidus||Challenging||18 in||180 gal|
|Tiger Puffer||Takifugu rubripes||Challenging||31 in||250 gal|
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