Family Tetraodontidae


Amblyrhynchotes - Amblyrhynchotes is a genus of Tetraodontidae.

Arothron - The genus Arothron, or fat puffers, is a member of the pufferfish family .

Auriglobus - Auriglobus is a genus of Tetraodontidae.

Canthigaster - See text.

Carinotetraodon - See text.

Chelonodon - Chelonodon is a genus of Tetraodontidae.


Colomesus - Wild Colomesus asellus are reported to consume benthic crustaceans, fish, planktonic invertebrates, and plants.


Contusus - See text.



Fugu - Fugu contains lethal amounts of the poison tetrodotoxin in the organs, especially the liver and ovaries, and also the skin.


Lagocephalus - See text.

Sphoeroides - See text.

Marilyna - Marilyna is a genus of Tetraodontidae.






Takifugu - See species table below

Tetractenos - The general colour of the species in this genus varies, as at night they take on a deeper colour than during daytime, and, as with all toadfishes and puffers, the colour of skin changes slightly depending on the mood or stress level of the animal.

Tetraodon - See text.

Torquigener - Torquigener is a genus of fish in the Tetraodontidae family.