Overview

Comprehensive Description

Biology

Minimum depth from Ref. 58018.
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Distribution

Western Central Atlantic: known from the type locality, Caribbean Sea, off Colombia, 8°59'N, 76°39-42.8'W.
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Western Atlantic: Colombia.
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Physical Description

Morphology

Dorsal spines (total): 0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 8; Analspines: 0; Analsoft rays: 7
  • Shipp, R.L. 2003 Tetraodontidae. Puffers. p. 1988-2006. In K.E. Carpenter (ed.) FAO species identification guide for fishery purposes. The living marine resources of the Western Central Atlantic. Vol. 3: Bony fishes part 2 (Opistognathidae to Molidae), sea turtles and marine mammals. (Ref. 53033)   http://www.fishbase.org/references/FBRefSummary.php?id=53033&speccode=1181 External link.
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Diagnostic Description

Dorsally and laterally, basal pigmentation light grey or brown, with a few dark, poorly defined blotches. Cheeks with uniform basal pigment, without distinct markings. Ventral surface unpigmented. Lappets absent (Ref 53033).
  • Shipp, R.L. 2003 Tetraodontidae. Puffers. p. 1988-2006. In K.E. Carpenter (ed.) FAO species identification guide for fishery purposes. The living marine resources of the Western Central Atlantic. Vol. 3: Bony fishes part 2 (Opistognathidae to Molidae), sea turtles and marine mammals. (Ref. 53033)   http://www.fishbase.org/references/FBRefSummary.php?id=53033&speccode=1181 External link.
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Ecology

Habitat

Environment

demersal; marine; depth range 22 - 22 m (Ref. 46206)
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Conservation

Threats

Not Evaluated
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