Lagocephalus sceleratus   (Gmelin,  1789) (Fish)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Actinopterygii

Image copyrights: CSIRO

Max.size:10 cm

Color: Greenish with brown or black spots above; silver band from mouth to caudal fin; belly white; silver blotch in front of eye; pectoral base black.

Synonym (s)
Fugu sceleratus (Gmelin, 1789)
Gastrophysis sceleratus (Gmelin, 1789)
Gastrophysus sceleratus (Gmelin, 1789)
Gastrophysus scleratus (Gmelin, 1789)
Lagocephalus scleratus (Gmelin, 1789)
Lagocephalus scleratus Gmelin, 1789
Pleudranacanthus sceleratus (Gmelin, 1789)
Pleuranacanthus sceleratus (Gmelin, 1789)
Spheroides sceleratus (Gmelin, 1789)
Sphoeroides sceleratus (Gmelin, 1789)
Sphoeroides scleratus (Gmelin, 1789)
Tetraodon bicolor Brevoort, 1856
Tetraodon blochii Castelnau, 1861
Tetraodon sceleratus Gmelin, 1789
Tetrodon sceleratus Gmelin, 1789

Common Name (s)
• Silverstripe Blaasop (English)
Economic Importance and Threats
Importance:  Dangers
(Poisonous to eat)

Habitat:  Reef Associated


• Kerala INDIA
• West Bengal (Lat: 21.45) (Long: 87.9) INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at -
  • Bijukumar, A and Deepthi, GR (2009) Mean trophic index of fish fauna associated with trawl bycatch of Kerala, southwest coast of India Journal of the Marine Biological Association of India The Marine Biological Association of India, Cochin 51(2) 145 - 154 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Froese, R and Pauly, D (2000) Fishbase 2000: Concepts, design and data sources ICLARM 344 pp Available at -
  • Das, P; De, SP; Bhowmik, RM; Pandit, IK; Sengupta, R; Nandi, AC; Thakurta, SC and Saha, S (2007) Piscine diversity of West Bengal Fishing chimes 27(5) 15-28 Available at - NIO, Goa

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