Blackspotted Puffer (species: Arothron nigropunctatus) in Lizard Island Field Guide (Lizard Island Field Guide)
Arothron nigropunctatus
Blackspotted Puffer

©Andy Lewis: Blackspotted Puffer at Lizard Island

©Mark Shepherd: Blackspotted Puffer at Lizard Island

©Lyle Vail: Colour variation of Arothron nigropunctatus at Dynamite Pass, outer reef near Lizard Island.
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Actinopterygii
Order Tetraodontiformes
Family Tetraodontidae
Genus Arothron
Species Arothron nigropunctatus



Distinguishing features

Distinguishing features still need to be specified.


  • Up to 33 cm (Length of specimen)

Depth range

  • Depth range data is not yet available.



©Atlas of Living Australia: Australian distribution

Web resources


  • 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.
  • Heiniger, H. and R.D. Adlard (2014). Relatedness of novel species of Myxidium Bu¨tschli, 1882, Zschokkella Auerbach, 1910 and Ellipsomyxa Køie, 2003 (Myxosporea: Bivalvulida) from the gall bladders of marine fishes (Teleostei) from Australian waters, Systematic Parasitology, 87: 47-72. LIRS catalog number 1772.
  • 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.
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