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Taxonavigation: Tetraodontiformes 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Superphylum: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Cladus: Craniata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Megaclassis: Osteichthyes
Superclassis/Classis: Actinopterygii
Classis/Subclassis: Actinopteri
Subclassis/Infraclassis: Neopterygii
Infraclassis: Teleostei
Megacohors: Osteoglossocephalai
Supercohors: Clupeocephala
Cohors: Euteleosteomorpha
Subcohors: Neoteleostei
Infracohors: Eurypterygia
Sectio: Ctenosquamata
Subsectio: Acanthomorphata
Divisio/Superordo: Acanthopterygii
Subdivisio: Percomorphaceae
Series: Eupercaria
Ordo: Tetraodontiformes

Familia: Tetraodontidae
Genus: Lagocephalus
Species: L. gloveri – L. guentheri – L. inermis – L. laevigatus – L. lagocephalus – L. lunaris – L. sceleratus – L. spadiceus – L. stellatus – L. suezensis – L. wheeleri


  • Lagocephalus Swainson, 1839: 194, 328

Type species: Lagocephalus stellatus ♂ of Bloch (pl. 140 not pl. 143 [see Kottelat, 2013]), 1785.


  • Apsicephalus Hollard, 1857: 324, 327
  • Geneion Bibron in Duméril, 1855: 280
  • Laeviphysus Li in Su & Li, 2002: 196,442
  • Pleuranacanthus Bleeker (ex Bibron), 1865: 59 et seq.
  • Promecocephale Bibron in Duméril, 1855: 279.
  • Promecocephalus Troschel (ex Bibron), 1856: 88


  • Kottelat, M. 2013. The fishes of the inland waters of southeast Asia: a catalogue and core bibiography of the fishes known to occur in freshwaters, mangroves and estuaries. Raffles Bulletin of Zoology Supplement No. 27: 1–663. Full issue (PDF). Reference page
  • Ben-Abdallah, A. , A. Al-Turky, a. Nafti & E. Shakman 2011: A new record of a Lessepsian fish, Lagocephalus suezensis (Actinopterygii: Tetraodontiformes: Tetraodontidae), in the south Mediterranean (Libyan coast). Acta Ichthyologica et Piscatoria, 41(1): 71–72.
  • Swainson, W.; 1839: On the natural history and classification of fishes, amphibians, & reptiles, or monocardian animals. Spottiswoode & Co., London. 2: 1-448.

Vernacular names[edit]

English: Pufferfish
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