Arothron meleagris   (Anonymous,  1798) (Fish)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order:Tetraodontiformes
Family:Tetraodontidae

Image copyrights: Randall, J.E.

Description
Body covered with prickles. Dark with numerous small white spots.


Synonym (s)
Arothron ophryas Cope, 1871
Ovoides latifrons Jenkins, 1901
Tetraodon lacrymatus Quoy & Gaimard, 1824
Tetraodon meleagris Lacepede, 1798
Tetrodon meleagris Lacepede, 1798
Tetrodon setosus Smith, 1886

Common Name (s)
• Guineafowl Puffer (English)
• Guineafowl Blassop
• Kalu-Koli
• Karutha-Chundu
Economic Importance and Threats
Importance:  Commercial, Dangers
(Ornamental fish
Poisonous to eat)

Ecology
Habitat:  Reef Associated
Prey:  Tips of branching corals and to a lesser extent on sponges, molluscs, bryozoans, tunicates, forams, algae, and detritus

Biogeography


• Lakshadweep Islands INDIA (Record: 11/1993-01/1997)
• INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Murty, VS (2002) Marine ornamental fish resources of Lakshadweep CMFRI Special Publication CMFRI 72 1-134 Available at - http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/3536/1/Special_Publication_No_72.pdf
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • Froese, R and Pauly, D (2000) Fishbase 2000: Concepts, design and data sources ICLARM 344 pp Available at - http://www.fishbase.org
  • Biswas, KP (2009) Fishes around Indian Ocean Reef Fishes Daya publishing house Available at - NIO,Goa

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