Arothron is a genus in the pufferfish family Tetraodontidae found in warm parts of the Atlantic, Indian and Pacific Ocean. These species are sometimes kept in aquaria. The largest species is A. stellatus, which can reach 1.2 m (3.9 ft) in length.[1]

Arothron manilensis
Narrow-lined puffer (Arothron manilensis)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Tetraodontiformes
Family: Tetraodontidae
Genus: Arothron
J. P. Müller, 1841


There are currently 14 recognized species in this genus:[1][2]


  1. ^ a b Froese, Rainer, and Daniel Pauly, eds. (2016). Species of Arothron in FishBase. December 2016 version.
  2. ^ Eschmeyer, W. N., R. Fricke, and R. van der Laan, eds. (20 December 2016). Catalog of Fishes. California Academy of Sciences. Retrieved 20 December 2016.
  3. ^ Matsuura, K. (2016): A new pufferfish, Arothron multilineatus (Actinopterygii: Tetraodontiformes: Tetraodontidae), from the Indo-West Pacific. Ichthyological Research, 63 (4): 480-486.

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