Gastrophysus niphobles

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Gastrophysus niphobles


Taxonavigation: Tetraodontiformes 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Cladus: Chordata Craniata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Superclassis: Osteichthyes
Classis: Actinopterygii
Infraclassis: Actinopteri
Subclassis: Neopterygii
Infraclassis: Teleostei
Superordo: Acanthopterygii
Ordo: Tetraodontiformes

Familia: Tetraodontidae
Genus: Gastrophysus
Species: Gastrophysus niphobles


Gastrophysus niphobles (Jordan & Snyder, 1845)

  • Holotype: CAS-SU 6526.
  • Paratypes: AMS I.6926; ANSP 29500 (1), 29687 (1); BMNH 1905.2.4.493-495 (3); CAS 11328 [ex IU 10661] (2); SU 6645 (5), 6759 (3), 6764 (1); USNM 49843 (1).

Type locality: Japan, Tokyo.


Vernacular names[edit]

English: Grass puffer
日本語: クサフグ


  • Jordan, D. S. & Snyder, J. O.; 1901: A review of the gymnodont fishes of Japan. Proceedings of the United States National Museum, 24 (1254): 229-264. BHL
  • Kottelat, M.; 2013: The Fishes of the Inland Waters of Southeast Asia: A Catalogue and Core Bibliography of the Fishes Known to Occur in Freshwaters, Mangroves and Estuaries. The Raffles Bulletin of Zoology, Supplement No. 27: 1–663. PDF


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