White-spotted puffer

The white-spotted puffer, Arothron hispidus, is a medium sized fish, light grey in color with small white spots.

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The White-spotted puffer lives in the reef-associated, non-migratory, brackish, marine, depth range 3 - 50 m environment.

The white-spotted puffer, Arothron hispidus, is a medium sized fish, light grey in color with small white spots. More

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This large White-spotted pufferfish is doing a great job of keeping its distance, as I struggle to keep up for a camera shot. Its left eye is bulging outward as it swivels out of the socket to monitor my movements as it swims. More

White-spotted Puffer, Arothron hispidus Scientific classification Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Class: Actinopterygii Order: Tetraodontiformes More

White-Spotted Puffer Arothron hispidus (left) frequently was found under our boat in French Polynesia, especially when we anchored on a sandbank inside a lagoon, just on the edge of the drop-off to deeper water. More

WHITE-SPOTTED PUFFER (Arothron hispidus): SPECIES ACCOUNTS SPOTTED TOBY (Canthigaster solandri): SPECIES ACCOUNTS GEOGRAPHIC RANGE - Pufferfishes, triggerfishes, and their relatives live all over the world. More

Common names

'O'opu-hue in Hawaiian
Arothron hispidus in French (français)
Ballon à Èpaule noire in French (français)
Ballon pintade in French (français)
Ballon-pintade in French (français)
Bankocho in Konkani
botete in sp
botete panza rayada in Spanish (español)
Botete pintado in Spanish (español)
Botite in Tagalog
Botiti in Bikol
Bouletang gomon in Creole, French
Bouletang gomon in Creoles and Pidgins, French
Bourse-du-sable in French (français)
Bouvetanne in Other
bristly puffer in English
Broadbarred toadfish in English
Butete in Hiligaynon
Butete in Tagalog
Bwââî in Numee
Cá Nóc in Vietnamese (Tiếng Việt)
Compère à t‚che blanches in French (français)
Compère à taches blanches in French (français)
Gali-koli in Mahl
Ganadyi in Tokelauan
Harmaapallokala in Finnish (suomen kieli)
Huehue in Rapa
Huehue in Rapanui
Huehue in Tahitian (Reo Mā`ohi)
Hvidplettet kuglefisk in Danish (dansk)
K˚mmë in Numee
kalavo ni vutia in Fijian (vosa Vakaviti)
Keke in Hawaiian
Kûmmë in Numee
Langigidon in Visayan
Lesh in Austronesian (Other)
Lesh in Carolinian
Lighabobo in Austronesian (Other)
Lighabobo in Carolinian
Makimaki in Hawaiian
Oothunnon in Malayalam (മലയാളം)
Pesce riccio in Italian (Italiano)
Phowot in Kumak
poison puffer in English
Poisson-ballon à taches blanches in French (français)
Poisson-ballon pintade in French (français)
Puffer in English
Pufferfish in English
Sazanamifugu in Japanese (日本語)
Stars and stripes puffer in English
Stars-and-stripes pufferfish in English
Stripebelly puffer in English
Sue-vaolo in Samoan (gagana fa'a Samoa)
Tamboril in sp
Tamboril verde de puntos blancos in Spanish (español)
Tamburauan in Bikol
Te buni in Gilbertese
Te buni in Kiribati
Te' e te' e in Tongan
Tétrodon à taches blanches in French (français)
Tikong in Visayan
Totovu in Swahili (Kiswahili)
Tungkan in Other
Variyan-chundu in Malayalam (മലയാളം)
Veerkunnon in Malayalam (മലയാളം)
Vocivoci in Fijian (vosa Vakaviti)
Wall in Numee
Wat in Marshall
Wat in Marshallese (Kajin M̧ajeļ)
Weißflecken-Kugelfisch in German (Deutsch)
White spotted blow fish in English
White-spotted puffer in English
Whitespotted blaasop in English
Whitespotted puffer in English
Witspikkel-blaasop in Afrikaans
ഊത്തുനോന് in Malayalam (മലയാളം)
ഓതുണൊന്  in Malayalam (മലയാളം)
വരിയന് ചുണ്ടു in Malayalam (മലയാളം)
വരിയന് ചുണ്ട് in Malayalam (മലയാളം)
വീര്ക്കുന്നോന് in Malayalam (മലയാളം)
വേര് കുണ്ണൊന്  in Malayalam (മലയാളം)
紋腹叉鼻魨 in Mandarin Chinese
紋腹魨 in Mandarin Chinese
纹腹叉鼻鲀 in Mandarin Chinese
纹腹鲀 in Mandarin Chinese
흰점꺼끌복 in Korean (한국어)

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Order : Tetraodontiformes
Family : Tetraodontidae
Genus : Arothron
Species : Arothron hispidus
Authority : Linnaeus, 1758