Scribbled Puffer (species: Arothron mappa) in taxonomy (Lizard Island Field Guide)
Arothron mappa
Scribbled Puffer


©Anne Hoggett: Arothron mappa at Osprey Islet, Lizard Island.

©Mark Shepherd: Arothron mappa in a crevice at Lizard Island

©Anne Hoggett: Arothron mappa¬†about 60 cm long at No Name Reef near Lizard Island
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Actinopterygii
Order Tetraodontiformes
Family Tetraodontidae
Genus Arothron
Species Arothron mappa

Colours

              

Distinguishing features

Grey with dark reticulate markings. Lines radiate from eye.

Size

  • Up to 60 cm (Length)

Depth range

  • Depth range data is not yet available.

Synonyms

Distribution


©Atlas of Living Australia: Australian distribution

Local abundance

  • Lizard Island: Not commonly seen

Web resources

References

References that assist with identification

  • Allen, G., R. Steene, P. Humann and N. Deloach (2003). Reef fish identification: Tropical Pacific New World Publications Inc., Jacksonville, FL, USA.

Other references

  • Bray, R.A., T.H. Cribb and J.-L. Justine (2010). Diploproctodaeum sp(p). (Digenea, Lepocreadiidae) in Australian and New Caledonian waters including two new species from Tetraodontiformes and new records of related species, Acta Parasitologica, 55: 313-326. LIRS catalog number 1315.
  • Jabbar, A., A. Asnoussi, L.J. Norbury, A. Eisenbarth, S. Shamsi, R.B. Gasser, A.L. Lopata and I. Beveridge (2012). Larval anisakid nematodes in teleost fishes from Lizard Island, northern Great Barrier Reef, Australia. Marine and Freshwater Research, 63: 1283-1299. LIRS catalog number 1584.