Lagocephalus spadiceus   (Richardson,  1845) (Fish)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Actinopterygii

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Size: Max length 19.9 cm TL; common length 25.0 cm TL

Dorsal soft rays (total): 12 - 13; Anal soft rays: 10 - 12

Synonym (s)
Gastrophysus spadiceus (Richardson, 1845)
(Senior synonym)
Sphoeroides spadiceus (Richardson, 1845)
(Senior synonym)
Tetrodon lunaris (non Bloch & Schneider, 1801)
(Misapplied name)
Spheroides spadiceus (Richardson, 1845)
Sphoeroides spadiceus (Richardson, 1845)
Tetrodon spadiceus Richardson, 1845

Common Name (s)
• Chinese blaasop (English)
• Pufferfish
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Demersal, Estuarine


• Tamil Nadu, Chennai Coast INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Gulf of Mannar INDIA
• Arabian Sea (Lat: 5) (Long: 71) INDIA (Record: 02/1985-06/1987) (Depth: 25-100 mts)
• Arabian Sea (Lat: 11) (Long: 77.5) INDIA (Record: 02/1985-06/1987) (Depth: 25-100 mts)
• Kerala, Kochi INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at -
  • Marine Biological Station, Chennai, Tamil Nadu (2003) Checklist of marine fauna of Tamil Nadu Department of Environment, Government of Tamil Nadu Available at -
  • Dr. Ramesh, R; Dr. Nammalwar, P and Dr. Gowri, VS (2008) Database on coastal information of Tamil Nadu Report Submitted to Environmental Information System (ENVIS) Centre, Department of Environment, Government of Tamil Nadu Institute for Ocean Management, Anna University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu. Available at -
  • Froese, R and Pauly, D (2000) Fishbase 2000: Concepts, design and data sources ICLARM 344 pp Available at -
  • Balachandran, K and Nizar, MA (1990) A check list of fishes of the Exclusive Economic Zone of India collected during the research cruises of FORV Sagar Sampada Proceedings of the first workshop on scientific results of FORV Sagar Sampada CMFRI, Cochin 305-324 Available at -
  • Sabu, S; Gibinkumar, TR; Pravin, P and Boopendranath, MR (2011) Performance evaluation of bigeye bycatch reduction device in the seas off Cochin, India Fishery technology Society of fisheries technologists 48(1) 41-50 Available at - NIO, Goa

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