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Canthigaster amboinensis

(Bleeker 1864)

Canthigaster amboinensis was originally described as Psilonotus amboinensis by Bleeker in 1864. It belongs to the family Tetraodontidae. It is commonly known as Spider-eye puffer but has many other common names such as Ambon toby in Australia, Ambon toby in Papua New Guinea, Spotted toby in South Africa, Sharpnose pufferfish in Galapagos Islands, Spider-eye puffer in Hawaii (USA), Ambon toby in Hawaii (USA). more common names It is found in Salt water.
Species   amboinensis
AuthorWI   Bleeker [P.]
AuthorNI   Bleeker
Qualification   ---
Year   1864
Status   Valid
Osteichthyes Osteichthyes
Tetraodontiformes Tetraodontiformes
Family   Tetraodontidae
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Genus   Canthigaster
Subgenus   ---

Class   Osteichthyes
Order   Tetraodontiformes
Family   Tetraodontidae
Genus   Canthigaster
Original Name   Psilonotus        
Taxon Name   amboinensis
Original Combination   Psilonotus amboinensis
Original Genus  
Original Genus Species   Psilonotus amboinensis
OriginalSubGenus   Psilonotus
Original Author   Bleeker
Original AuthorWI   Bleeker [P.]
Original Qualification   ---
Original Year   1864
Original Family  
Original SubFamily   ---
Original Level   species
Type Locality   Ambon Island, Molucca Islands, Indonesia.
Primary Code   ---
Page   180

SubSpecies AuthorWI ---
Qualification SS ---

Current Subspecies AuthorWI ---

Current Genus Species Canthigaster amboinensis
Current Species   amboinensis
Current Genus Canthigaster
Current AuthorWI Bleeker [P.]
Current AuthorNI   Bleeker
Current Year   1864
Current Family Tetraodontidae
Current Subfamily
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Habitat Marine.        
Water Salt water
Habitat Notes Spotted toby.
(Bleeker, 1865)
Attains 15 cm. Indo-Pacific and tropical eastern Pacific; in our area east to Durban. Usually found in surge zone down to 9 m. Feeds primarily on coralline red algae and to a lesser extent on corals and benthic inverterbrates. Similar to C. natalensis found in South Africa.
Depth Range From 2 to 15 meters.

Current Summary   Valid as Canthigaster amboinensis  (Bleeker 1864). Tetraodontidae.
Name History   •Valid as Canthigaster amboinensis (Bleeker 1864) -- (Allen & Randall 1977:499 [ref. 6714], Smith & Heemstra 1986:898 [ref. 5714], Randall et al. 1990:475 [ref. 15987], Kuiter 1993:417 [ref. 23929], Allen 1997:246 [ref. 23977], Grove & Lavenberg 1997:646 [ref. 24023], Kuiter 1997:418 [ref. 25488], Randall et al. 1997:475 [ref. 25919], Myers 1999:289 [ref. 23965], Fricke 1999:606 [ref. 24106], Allen 2000:95 [ref. 37268], Matsuura in Randall & Lim 2000:648 [ref. 25122], Nakabo 2000:1419 [ref. 25182], Randall & Earle 2000:22 [ref. 25806], Matsuura 2001:3956 [ref. 26317], Moura & Castro 2002:45 [ref. 25970], Nakabo 2002:1419 [ref. 26193], Allen & Adrim 2003:65 [ref. 26830], Myers & Donaldson 2003:651 [ref. 27495], Lobel & Lobel 2004:78 [ref. 27576], Randall et al. 2004:32 [ref. 27624], Randall 2005:648 [ref. 28239], Mundy 2005:534 [ref. 28379], Fricke & Kulbicki 2006:356 [ref. 28867], Hoese et al. 2006:1917 [ref. 29099], Randall 2007:490 [ref. 30952], Shao et al. 2008:266 [ref. 29952], Fricke et al. 2009:121 [ref. 30213], McCosker & Rosenblatt 2010:195 [ref. 30957], Williams et al. 2012:84 [ref. 32264], Allen & Erdmann 2012:1091 [ref. 31980], Fricke et al. 2013:273 [ref. 32706], Fricke et al. 2014:199 [ref. 33932], Delrieu-Trottin et al. 2015:8 [ref. 33988] dated 1965, Koeda et al. 2016:114 [ref. 35333], Fricke et al. 2018:385 [ref. 35805], Arndt & Fricke 2019:31 [ref. 36883], Mishra et al. 2019:300 [ref. 36950]).

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asiz Canthigaster asiz Matsuura [K.], Bogorodsky [S. V.], Mal [A. O.] & Alpermann [T. J.] 2020Valid
australis Canthigaster australis Stead [D. G.] 1907Synonym
axiologa Canthigaster axiologa Whitley [G. P.] 1931Synonym
axiologus Canthigaster axiologus Whitley [G. P.] 1931Valid
aziz Canthigaster aziz Matsuura [K.], Bogorodsky [S. V.], Mal [A. O.] & Alpermann [T. J.] 2020Valid
bennetti Canthigaster bennetti (Bleeker [P.] 1854)Valid
bitaeniatus Canthigaster bitaeniatus (Jenkins [O. P.] 1901)Synonym
brederi Canthigaster brederi Whitley [G. P.] 1959Synonym
brunneus Canthigaster brunneus (Fowler [H. W.] 1944)Synonym
callisterna Canthigaster callisterna (Ogilby [J. D.] 1889)Valid
capistrata Canthigaster capistrata (Lowe [R. T.] 1839)Valid
capistratus Canthigaster capistratus (Lowe [R. T.] 1839)Synonym
caudofasciatus Canthigaster caudofasciatus (Günther [A.] 1870)Synonym
cinctus Canthigaster cinctus Jordan [D. S.] & Evermann [B. W.] 1905Synonym
compressa Canthigaster compressa (Marion de Procé [P.-M.] 1822)Valid
constellatus Canthigaster constellatus Kendall [W. C.] & Goldsborough [E. L.] 1911Synonym
coronata Canthigaster coronata (Vaillant [L. L.] & Sauvage [H.-E.] 1875)Valid
coronatus Canthigaster coronatus (Vaillant [L. L.] & Sauvage [H.-E.] 1875)Synonym
criobe Canthigaster criobe Williams [J. T.], Delrieu-Trottin [E.] & Planes [S.] 2012Valid
cyanetron Canthigaster cyanetron Randall [J. E.] & Cea-Egaña [A.] 1989Valid
cyanospilota Canthigaster cyanospilota Randall [J. E.], Williams [J. T.] & Rocha [L. A.] 2008Valid
epilampra Canthigaster epilampra (Jenkins [O. P.] 1903)Valid
figueiredoi Canthigaster figueiredoi Moura [R. L. de] & Castro [R. M. C.] 2002Valid
flavoreticulata Canthigaster flavoreticulata Matsuura [K.] 1986Valid
glaucospilotus Canthigaster glaucospilotus Fowler [H. W.] 1944Synonym
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