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Arothron  Müller, 1841
Taxonomic Serial No.: 173307

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Genus  
  Synonym(s): Kanduka Hora, 1925
    Catophorhynchus Troschel, 1856
    Dilobomycterus Troschel, 1856
    Boesemanichthys Abe, 1952
    Crayracion Bleeker, 1865
    Cyprichthys Whitley, 1936
    Tetrodon (Arothron) Müller, 1841
  Common Name(s): fat puffers [English]
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: valid  
  Data Quality Indicators:    
  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  
  Global Species Completeness: complete   
  Latest Record Review: 2017   

 Taxonomic Hierarchy
 KingdomAnimalia  – Animal, animaux, animals  
          PhylumChordata  – cordés, cordado, chordates  
             SubphylumVertebrata  – vertebrado, vertébrés, vertebrates  
                   SuperclassActinopterygii  – ray-finned fishes, spiny rayed fishes, poisson épineux, poissons à nageoires rayonnées  
                            OrderTetraodontiformes  – leatherjackets, cowfishes, filefishes, puffers, triggerfishes, trunkfishes, balistes, poissons-coffres, poissons-globes  
                               SuborderTetraodontoidei  – puffers, porcupinefishes, tétrodons  
                                  FamilyTetraodontidae  – toadfishes, rabbitfishes, puffers, blowfishes, globefishes, swellfishes, botetes, sphéroïdes  
                                        GenusArothron Müller, 1841 – fat puffers  
    Direct Children:  
                                           Species Arothron caeruleopunctatus Matsuura, 1994  
                                           Species Arothron carduus (Cantor, 1849)  
                                           Species Arothron diadematus (Rüppell, 1829)  
                                           Species Arothron firmamentum (Temminck & Schlegel, 1850)  
                                           Species Arothron hispidus (Linnaeus, 1758) – poison puffer, botete panza rayada, stripebelly puffer, Stripebelly Puffer 
                                           Species Arothron immaculatus (Bloch & Schneider, 1801) – immaculate blowfish, plain toado 
                                           Species Arothron inconditus Smith, 1958 – bellystriped blaasop 
                                           Species Arothron leopardus (Day, 1878)  
                                           Species Arothron manilensis (Marion de Procé, 1822) – striped puffer 
                                           Species Arothron mappa (Lesson, 1831) – map blaasop 
                                           Species Arothron meleagris (Anonymous, 1798) – botete aletas punteadas, guineafowl puffer, 'opu hue, Guineafowl Puffer 
                                           Species Arothron multilineatus Matsuura, 2016  
                                           Species Arothron nigropunctatus (Bloch & Schneider, 1801) – brown puffer 
                                           Species Arothron reticularis (Bloch & Schneider, 1801)  
                                           Species Arothron stellatus (Anonymous, 1798) – starry blowfish 

  Reference for:    
  Other Source(s):    
  Source: Catalog of Fishes, 31-Oct-2014, website (version 31-Oct-14)  
  Acquired: 2014   
  Notes: Eschmeyer, W. N. (ed). Catalog of Fishes. ( Electronic version accessed 03-Nov-2014   
  Reference for: Arothron   
  Source: NODC Taxonomic Code, database (version 8.0)  
  Acquired: 1996   
  Reference for: Arothron   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Eschmeyer, William N., ed.  
  Publication Date: 1998   
  Article/Chapter Title: Catalog of Fishes   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Special Publication of the Center for Biodiversity Research and Information, no. 1, vol 1-3   
  Page(s): 2905   
  Publisher: California Academy of Sciences   
  Publication Place: San Francisco, California, USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 0-940228-47-5   
  Notes: Available online at   
  Reference for: Arothron   

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