Prickly puffer

Ephippion is a monotypic genus of Tetraodontidae with the species Ephippion guttifer .

The Prickly puffer lives in the demersal, brackish, marine, depth range 10 - 100 m environment.

But beware of the prickly PUFFER fish that can't be eaten or you'll wind up with the whole pile of fish cards. More

Like a giant, fat prickly puffer fish that no one can get close to because they can’t stand me because there’s just too much of me. My mom used to say "CONTAIN YOURSELF!" when I would get too excited or happy or sad or... anything. More

This very prickly puffer is a porcupine fish (Hawaiian name kokala) and is the largest of all the porcupine fishes found in Hawaii. These guys can get up to 28" in length. More

Scorsese as a prickly puffer fish to, in smaller roles, Sopranos stars Michael Imperioli and Vincent Pastore. There also are more marine puns and insider movie gags than there are fish in the sea while the characterisations subtly caricature the actors voicing them. More

Common names

Ako in Ewe (Ɛʋɛgbɛ)
Baiacu-de-pintas in Portuguese (Português)
Balacu in Portuguese (Português)
Balacu-de-pintas in Portuguese (Português)
Balhaçu in Portuguese (Português)
Baun foki in Wolof (Wollof)
Bayakou in Susu
Biaku in Krio
Common puffer in English
Compère à points blancs in French (français)
Faux perroquet in French (français)
Globefish in English
Houmè in Fon
Houmè in Fon GBE
Peixe-bala in Portuguese (Português)
Peixe-balão in Portuguese (Português)
Peixe-coelho in Portuguese (Português)
Peixe-dodo in Creole, Portuguese
Peixe-dodo in Creoles and Pidgins, Portuguese
Peixe-dodo in Portuguese (Português)
Perroquet in French (français)
Poisson lampe in French (français)
Poisson-globe in French (français)
Prickly puffer in English
Regej in Wolof (Wollof)
Regen in Wolof (Wollof)
Rozdymka in Polish (polski)
sapo in Portuguese (Português)
Stacheliger Kugelfisch in German (Deutsch)
Swamp in English
Tamboril de tierra in Spanish (español)
Tétraodon in French (français)
Tétrodon à points blancs in French (français)
白点鞍鼻鲀 in Mandarin Chinese
白點鞍鼻魨 in Mandarin Chinese

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Order : Tetraodontiformes
Family : Tetraodontidae
Genus : Ephippion
Species : Ephippion guttifer
Authority : Bennett, 1831