Spiny blaasop

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Tylerius spinosissimus , the spiny blaasop, is a species of pufferfish. Originally native to the Indian Ocean, the southwestern Pacific Ocean and the Atlantic Ocean along the coast of South Africa,[2] it has colonised the Mediterranean Sea as a Lessepsian migrant.[3] This species grows to a length of 12 centimetres (4.7 in) TL.[2] It is the only species in its genus.[4]

Tylerius spinosissimus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Tetraodontiformes
Family: Tetraodontidae
Genus: Tylerius
Hardy, 1984
Species: T. spinosissimus
Binomial name
Tylerius spinosissimus
(Regan, 1908)[1]


  1. ^ Nicolas Bailly (2012). Bailly N, ed. "Tylerius spinosissimus (Regan, 1908)". FishBase. World Register of Marine Species. Retrieved April 19, 2012.
  2. ^ a b Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2012). "Tylerius spinosissimus" in FishBase. October 2012 version.
  3. ^ Maria Corsini; Panagiotis Margies; Gerasimos Kondilatos & Panos S. Economidis (2005). "Lessepsian migration of fishes to the Aegean Sea: first record of Tylerius spinosissimus (Tetraodontidae) from the Mediterranean, and six more fish records from Rhodes" (PDF). Cybium. 29 (4): 347–354.
  4. ^ WoRMS (2012). Bailly N, ed. "Tylerius Hardy, 1984". FishBase. World Register of Marine Species. Retrieved April 19, 2012.

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