Scientific Name: Canthigaster janthinoptera

English Name: Honeycomb toby

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IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC)


Dorsal spines: 0; Dorsal rays: 9-10; Anal spines: 0; Anal rays: 9-10. Many white spots scattered on body.

A small sharpnose puffer. 

Colour. Base colour brown shading to orangish-brown dorsally and around the eyes, darker brown ventrally. Green lines radiate from the eyes, breaking into 
dots dorsally and on the snout. Spots on flanks and ventrally white forming a dark matrix of the background colour. The base of the dorsal fin is marked by
a green blotch or ocellus. Pectoral and dorsal fins transparent with darker rays. Caudal fin brownish.  


Maturity: Unknown. Max length : 9.0 cm TL. 

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This species is not protected or subject to fishery regulations. 


Photo courtesy Eleanor Brighton and Chris Mason-Parker (c) 2022 Blue Safari Seychelles/Marine Conservation Society, Seychelles. 
Photograph taken at Alphonse group 2022.


Bray, D.J. Canthigaster janthinoptera in Fishes of Australia, (08/08/22). 
Froese, R. & D. Pauly. (Eds.) (2022). FishBase. Canthigaster janthinoptera. (07/08/22).
Shao, K. et al. (2014). Canthigaster janthinoptera. The IUCN Red List 2014: (07/08/22).
Smith, M. & Heemstra, P. (Eds.) (1999). Smiths’ Sea Fishes Edition 6. Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 10.1007/978-3-642-82858-4

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