Overview

Distribution

Southwest Pacific: Australia, including Lord Howe and Norfolk Islands and New Zealand, including Kermadec Islands (Ref. 8879). Including New Caledonia (Ref. 33352).
  • Francis, M.P. 1993 Checklist of the coastal fishes of Lord Howe, Norfolk, and Kermadec Islands, Southwest Pacific Ocean. Pac. Sci. 47(2):136-170. (Ref. 8879)
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Southwestern Pacific.
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Physical Description

Size

Maximum size: 230 mm TL
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Max. size

23.0 cm TL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 2272))
  • Burgess, W.E., H.R. Axelrod and R.E. Hunziker III 1990 Dr. Burgess's Atlas der Meerwasser Aquarium Fische. Bede Verlag, Kollnburg, Germany.
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Ecology

Habitat

Known from seamounts and knolls
  • Stocks, K. 2009. Seamounts Online: an online information system for seamount biology. Version 2009-1. World Wide Web electronic publication.
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Environment

demersal; marine; depth range ? - 250 m (Ref. 33352)
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Depth range based on 11 specimens in 1 taxon.
Water temperature and chemistry ranges based on 11 samples.

Environmental ranges
  Depth range (m): 30 - 230
  Temperature range (°C): 18.283 - 26.525
  Nitrate (umol/L): 0.172 - 4.925
  Salinity (PPS): 35.056 - 35.639
  Oxygen (ml/l): 4.398 - 5.040
  Phosphate (umol/l): 0.121 - 0.484
  Silicate (umol/l): 0.869 - 3.672

Graphical representation

Depth range (m): 30 - 230

Temperature range (°C): 18.283 - 26.525

Nitrate (umol/L): 0.172 - 4.925

Salinity (PPS): 35.056 - 35.639

Oxygen (ml/l): 4.398 - 5.040

Phosphate (umol/l): 0.121 - 0.484

Silicate (umol/l): 0.869 - 3.672
 
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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Statistics of barcoding coverage: Canthigaster callisterna

Barcode of Life Data Systems (BOLDS) Stats
Public Records: 0
Specimens with Barcodes: 2
Species With Barcodes: 1
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Conservation

Threats

Not Evaluated
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Wikipedia

Clown toado

The clown toado (Canthigaster callisterna) a pufferfish of the genus Canthigaster, is found in the southwest Pacific Ocean including Australia, the northeast coast of New Zealand, and New Caledonia. Its length is between 10 and 20 cm.

The clown toado, like other puffers, is highly poisonous.

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