Torquigener flavimaculosus

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Torquigener flavimaculosus


Taxonavigation: Tetraodontiformes 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Superphylum: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Cladus: Craniata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Megaclassis/Superclassis: 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: Torquigener
Species: Torquigener flavimaculosus


Torquigener flavimaculosus Hardy & Randall, 1983

Holotype: BPBM 19822. Paratypes: BMNH 1925.9.19.145 (1), 1925.12.31.67 (1), 1939.5.24.1859 (1); BPBM 21511 (3), 28189 (2); CAS 51287 (1); HUJ 6377 (10), 6509 (3), 10901 (1); NMNZ P.13135 (1, c&s); SAIAB [formerly RUSI] 17281 (1); USNM 238947 (1). Type catalogues: Hardy 1990:15, Golani 2006:35.

Type locality: Northwestern shore of Gulf of Aqaba, Nuweiba El Muzeini, Egypt, Red Sea, depth 3 meters.


  • Hardy, G.S. & Randall, J.E. 1983. Description of a new species of pufferfish (Tetraodontiformes: Tetraodontidae) from the Red Sea and adjacent waters. Israel Journal of Zoology 32(1): 13–20, 1 pl. Reference page
  • Hardy, G.S. 1990. Fish types in the National Museum of New Zealand. National Museum of New Zealand, Miscellaneous Series 21: 1–17. Reference page.  [see page 15.]
  • Golani, D. 2006. An annotated list of types in the Hebrew University fish collection. Haasiana: a newsletter of the biological collections of the Hebrew University 2006(3): 20–40. Reference page.  [see page 35.]


Vernacular names[edit]

français: Tétrodon constellé
Türkçe: Cüce balon baligi
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