Prickly toadfish

The prickly toadfish (Contusus richei) is a pufferfish of the family Tetraodontidae, found in the eastern Indian Ocean and the southwest Pacific Ocean, at depths down to 50 m. Its length is up to 25 cm.

Prickly toadfish
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Tetraodontiformes
Family: Tetraodontidae
Genus: Contusus
Species: C. richei
Binomial name
Contusus richei
(Fréminville, 1813)


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