Overview

Distribution

Southeast Atlantic: Knysna to East London (South Africa).
  • Smith, M.M. and P.C. Heemstra 1986 Tetraodontidae. p. 894-903. In M.M. Smith and P.C. Heemstra (eds.) Smiths' sea fishes. Springer-Verlag, Berlin. (Ref. 4919)
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Southwestern Indian Ocean: southern Africa.
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Physical Description

Morphology

Dorsal spines (total): 0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 10 - 12; Analspines: 0; Analsoft rays: 10 - 12
  • Smith, M.M. and P.C. Heemstra 1986 Tetraodontidae. p. 894-903. In M.M. Smith and P.C. Heemstra (eds.) Smiths' sea fishes. Springer-Verlag, Berlin. (Ref. 4919)
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Size

Maximum size: 400 mm TL
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Max. size

40.0 cm TL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 4919))
  • Smith, M.M. and P.C. Heemstra 1986 Tetraodontidae. p. 894-903. In M.M. Smith and P.C. Heemstra (eds.) Smiths' sea fishes. Springer-Verlag, Berlin. (Ref. 4919)
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Diagnostic Description

Color dark, belly pale; dark lines from above anal fin to chin; anus, pectoral base and gill opening in rounded black areas, and a black bar each side of angle of mouth along lower lip; fins dusky (Ref. 4919).
  • Smith, M.M. and P.C. Heemstra 1986 Tetraodontidae. p. 894-903. In M.M. Smith and P.C. Heemstra (eds.) Smiths' sea fishes. Springer-Verlag, Berlin. (Ref. 4919)
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Ecology

Habitat

Environment

demersal; marine
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Depth range based on 2 specimens in 1 taxon.

Environmental ranges
  Depth range (m): 29 - 97

Graphical representation

Depth range (m): 29 - 97
 
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Conservation

Threats

Not Evaluated
  • IUCN 2006 2006 IUCN red list of threatened species. www.iucnredlist.org. Downloaded July 2006.
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