Last updated on 4 October 2017
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, it has colonised the Mediterranean Sea as a Lessepsian migrant. This species grows to a length of 12 centimetres (4.7 in) TL. It is the only species in its genus.
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- ^ 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.
- ^ WoRMS (2012). Nicolas Bailly, eds. "Tylerius Hardy, 1984". FishBase. World Register of Marine Species. Retrieved April 19, 2012.
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