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lexID: 11501 Scientific: Canthigaster natalensis German: Natal-Spitzkopfkugelfisch English: Natal toby Category: Pufferfishes/Globefishes Family tree: Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Tetraodontiformes (Order) > Tetraodontidae (Family) > Canthigaster (Genus) > natalensis (Species) Initial determination: Günther, 1870 Occurrence: British Indian Ocean Territory, East-Atlantic Ocean, Mauritius, Mozambique, Réunion , South-Africa, the Chagos Archipelago (the Chagos Islands), Western Indian Ocean Sea depth: 0 - 15 Meter Size: up to 3.15" (8,6 cm) Temperature: 80.6 °F - 82.4 °F (27,2°C - 28,4°C) Food: Food specialist Difficulty: There are no reports available yet that this animal has already been kept in captivity successfully Offspring: Not available as offspring Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown CITES: Not evaluated Red List: Least concern (LC) Related species at Catalog of Life: More related species in this lexicon:
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Created: 2018-04-12 11:04:18
Last edit: 2018-04-12 13:26:09
Very special thanks for the first and super perfect photo of the extreme rare toby to Francois (zsispeo), who could take his photo at La Réunion.
Francois has seen the species only one time during all his dives!
Canthigaster natalensis appears to be closely associated with shallow coral reef flats and tidepools in depths ranging from 0–15 meters.
Cathigaster natalensis (Günther, 1870)
Tetrodon amboinensis natalensis Günther, 1870
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