Arothron stellatus

Scientific Name:-
Arothron stellatus

Common Name:-
Stellate Puffer

Malayalam Name:-
Nakshathra Kadalmaakri


Not Evaluated


white with numerous small black spots that become relatively smaller and more numerous as the fish grows. Juveniles are orange with small black spots. They have diagonal black bands crossing the abdomen - See more at: http://australianmuseum.net.au/Starry-Pufferfish-Arothron-stellatus-Bloch-Schneider-1801#sthash.gInmztun.dpuf


Poisonous to eat


Commercial, Ornamental


Reef Associated, Estuarine


Arothron aerostaticus (Jenyns, 1842)
(Junior synonym)
Arothron alboreticulatus Tanaka, 1908
(Junior synonym)
Diodon asper Cuvier, 1818
(Junior synonym)
Kanduka michiei Hora, 1925
(Junior synonym)
Takifugu stellatus (Bloch and Schneider, 1801)
(Senior synonym)
Tetraodon calamara Ruppell, 1829
(Junior synonym)
Tetrodon aerostaticus Jenyns, 1842
(Junior synonym)
Tetrodon lagocephalus stellatus Bloch & Schneider, 1801
(Senior synonym)
Tetrodon punctatus Bloch & Schneider, 1801
(Junior synonym)
Tetrodon stellatus Shaw, 1804
(Ambiguous synonym)
Chelonodon stellaris (Bloch & Schneider, 1801)
Tetraodon aerostatious Jenyns, 1842
Tetrodon stellatus Bloch & Schneider, 1801


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