Species Details


Lagocephalus guentheri

Diamondback puffer Did you see this animal?

Scientific Name : Lagocephalus guentheri
Family : Tetraodontidae
Order : Tetraodontiformes
Class : Actinopterygii
Phylum : Chrodata
Habitat : Marine
Description : Diamondback pufferfish have a dorsal stripe that ranges in color from very light bluish to grayish to tan. Their fins are usually blackish-brown, but in some specimens, they are dark to light, vivid blue. The diamond pattern on their backs can sometimes seem absent because of them blending into the skin, as in the grey- and brown-backed forms. They range in size from 3–7.9 inches (7.9–20 cm). They can live in shallow water habitats such as mangroves but on the oceanic shelf they can reach 237 m depth.
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