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Canthigaster amboinensis Ambon Pufferfish, Ambon Toby, Sharpnose Pufferfish, Spider-eye Puffer, Spotted Toby


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lexID:
5630 
Scientific:
Canthigaster amboinensis 
German:
Ambon Spitzkopfkugelfisch 
English:
Ambon Pufferfish, Ambon Toby, Sharpnose Pufferfish, Spider-eye Puffer, Spotted Toby 
Category:
Pufferfishes/Globefishes 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Tetraodontiformes (Order) > Tetraodontidae (Family) > Canthigaster (Genus) > amboinensis (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Bleeker, 1864) 
Occurrence:
(the) Maldives, American Samoa, Australia, Bakers Island, Christmas Islands, Comores, Cook Islands, Corea, East Africa, Ecuador, Fiji, French Polynesia, Galapagos Islands, Gambier Islands, Great Barrier Reef, Guam, Hawaii, Howland Island, India, Indian Ocean, Indo Pacific, Indonesia, Japan, Java, Kenya, Kiribati, Komodo (Komodo Island), Line Islands, Madagascar, Marquesas Islands, Marschall Islands, Mauritius, Mayotte, Micronesia, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nauru, New Caledonia, Niue, Northern Mariana Islands, Palau, Papua, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Phoenix Islands, Réunion , Samoa, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South-Africa, Sri Lanka, Sumatra, Taiwan, Tansania, Thailand, the Andaman Sea, the Cocos Islands / Keeling Islands, the Nicobar Islands, the Seychelles, the Society Islands, Tokelau, Tonga, Tuvalu, United States Minor Outlying Islands, Vietnam, Wake Atoll, Wallis and Futuna 
Sea depth:
1 - 16 Meter 
Size:
up to 5.91" (15 cm) 
Temperature:
68 °F - 82.4 °F (20°C - 28°C) 
Food:
Algae, Clams, Crabs, Edible crab, Krill, Zoobenthos 
Tank:
109.99 gal (~ 500L) 
Difficulty:
not for beginners 
Offspring:
None 
Toxicity:
toxic 
Red List:
Least concern (LC)  
Related species at
Catalog of Life:
 
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Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2017-08-16 22:33:35 

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Canthigaster amboinensis (Bleeker, 1864)

Canthigaster amboinensis, also known as the Ambon Toby and Spider eye puffer, has a tropical Indo-Pacific distribution and is found from East Africa to the Galapagos Islands, north to southern Japan and Hawaii, south to the Great Barrier Reef and the Society Islands. Occurs in shallow outer reef areas, often in the lower reaches of the surge zone to depths of 10 m. Omnivorous; feeding on algae and a wide variety of benthic animals.

The Ambon Toby is brown dorsally on head and body shading to whitish ventrally with small pale blue spots on body and basally on caudal fin. Small dark brown spots on lower side mixed with blue, and blue lines radiating from eye. Numerous close set small pale blue spots or irregular lines on cheek.

Canthigaster amhoinensis is one of the faster swimming species of the genus. They have arepelling substance in their skin, which protects them from predators.

Synonyms:
Canthigaster polyophthalmus Pietschmann, 1938
Psilonotus amboinensis Bleeker, 1864
Tropidichthys oahuensis Jenkins, 1903
Tropidichthys psegma Jordan & Evermann, 1903

Classification: Biota > Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Vertebrata (Subphylum) > Gnathostomata (Superclass) > Pisces (Superclass) > Actinopteri (Class) > Tetraodontiformes (Order) > Tetraodontidae (Family) > Canthigaster (Genus) > Canthigaster amboinensis (Species)




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