Animal Species:Narrow-lined Pufferfish, Arothron manilensis (Proce,1822)
The Narrow-lined Pufferfish occurs primarily in temperate marine waters of the Western and Central Pacific. The pectoral fin base is surrounded by a large black spot.
Standard Common Name
The Narrow-lined Pufferfish is white to brown with yellow to black lines on the body. The pectoral fin base is surrounded by a large black spot.
The species grows to 30 cm in length.
It occurs primarily in temperate marine waters of the Western and Central Pacific.
In Australia it is known from the central coast of Western Australia, around the tropical north and south to the central coast of New South Wales.
The map below shows the Australian distribution of the species based on public sightings and specimens in Australian Museums. Click on the map for detailed information. Source: Atlas of Living Australia.
Distribution by collection data
- Allen, G.R. 1997. Marine Fishes of Tropical Australia and South-east Asia. Western Australian Museum. Pp. 292.
- Allen, G.R. & R. Swainston. 1988. The Marine Fishes of North-Western Australia. A Field Guide for Anglers and Divers. Western Australian Museum. Pp. 201.
- Kuiter, R.H. 1996. Guide to Sea Fishes of Australia. New Holland. Pp. 433.
- Kuiter, R.H. 2000. Coastal Fishes of South-eastern Australia. Gary Allen. Pp. 437.
- Randall, J.E., Allen, G.R. & R.C. Steene. 1997. Fishes of the Great Barrier Reef and Coral Sea. Crawford House Press. Pp. 557.
Mark McGrouther , Collection Manager, Ichthyology
Tags fish, fishes, ichthyology, Arothron, manilensis, Narrow-lined, Pufferfish, brown, grey, black, yellow, long and skinny, 10 cm - 30 cm, blotches/mottled, tropical waters, marine, adult, black spot, marne,