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Takifugu  Abe, 1949
Taxonomic Serial No.: 646131

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Genus  
  Synonym(s): Fugu Abe, 1952
    Torafugu Abe, 1950
    Fugu (Akamefugu) Abe, 1954
    Sphoeroides (Higanfugu) Abe, 1949
    Sphoeroides (Shosaifugu) Abe, 1950
    Sphoeroides (Takifugu) Abe, 1950
  Common Name(s):    
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: valid  
  Data Quality Indicators:    
  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  
  Global Species Completeness: complete   
  Latest Record Review: 2017   

 Taxonomic Hierarchy
 KingdomAnimalia  – Animal, animaux, animals  
    SubkingdomBilateria  – triploblasts  
          PhylumChordata  – cordés, cordado, chordates  
             SubphylumVertebrata  – vertebrado, vertébrés, vertebrates  
                   SuperclassActinopterygii  – ray-finned fishes, spiny rayed fishes, poisson épineux, poissons à nageoires rayonnées  
                            OrderTetraodontiformes  – leatherjackets, cowfishes, filefishes, puffers, triggerfishes, trunkfishes, balistes, poissons-coffres, poissons-globes  
                               SuborderTetraodontoidei  – puffers, porcupinefishes, tétrodons  
                                  FamilyTetraodontidae  – toadfishes, rabbitfishes, puffers, blowfishes, globefishes, swellfishes, botetes, sphéroïdes  
                                        GenusTakifugu Abe, 1949  
    Direct Children:  
                                           Species Takifugu alboplumbeus (Richardson, 1845)  
                                           Species Takifugu basilevskianus (Basilewsky, 1855)  
                                           Species Takifugu bimaculatus (Richardson, 1845)  
                                           Species Takifugu chinensis (Abe, 1949)  
                                           Species Takifugu chrysops (Hilgendorf, 1879)  
                                           Species Takifugu coronoidus Ni & Li, 1992  
                                           Species Takifugu exascurus (Jordan & Snyder, 1901)  
                                           Species Takifugu flavidus (Li, Wang & Wang in Cheng et al., 1975)  
                                           Species Takifugu niphobles (Jordan & Snyder, 1901)  
                                           Species Takifugu oblongus (Bloch, 1786) – oblong blowfish 
                                           Species Takifugu obscurus (Abe, 1949)  
                                           Species Takifugu ocellatus (Linnaeus, 1758)  
                                           Species Takifugu orbimaculatus Kuang, Li & Liang, 1984  
                                           Species Takifugu pardalis (Temminck & Schlegel, 1850)  
                                           Species Takifugu plagiocellatus Li in Su & Li, 2002  
                                           Species Takifugu poecilonotus (Temminck & Schlegel, 1850)  
                                           Species Takifugu porphyreus (Temminck & Schlegel, 1850)  
                                           Species Takifugu pseudommus (Chu, 1935)  
                                           Species Takifugu radiatus (Abe, 1947)  
                                           Species Takifugu reticularis (Tian, Cheng & Wang in Cheng et al., 1975)  
                                           Species Takifugu rubripes (Temminck & Schlegel, 1850)  
                                           Species Takifugu snyderi (Abe, 1988)  
                                           Species Takifugu stictonotus (Temminck & Schlegel, 1850)  
                                           Species Takifugu variomaculatus Li & Kuang in Su & Li, 2002  
                                           Species Takifugu vermicularis (Temminck & Schlegel, 1850)  
                                           Species Takifugu xanthopterus (Temminck & Schlegel, 1850)  

  Reference for:    
  Other Source(s):    
  Source: Catalog of Fishes, 13-May-2004, website (version 10-May-04)  
  Acquired: 2004   
  Reference for: Takifugu   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Kottelat, Maurice  
  Publication Date: 2013   
  Article/Chapter Title: The fishes of the inland waters of southeast Asia: a catalogue and core bibiography of the fishes known to occur in freshwaters, mangroves and estuaries   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: The Raffles Bulletin of Zoology, Supplement No. 27   
  Page(s): 1-663   
  Publication Place:    
  ISBN/ISSN: 0217-2445   
  Reference for: Takifugu   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Matsuura, Keiichi  
  Publication Date: 2015   
  Article/Chapter Title: Taxonomy and systematics of tetraodontiform fishes: a review   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Ichthyological Research, vol. 62, no. 1   
  Page(s): 72-113   
  Publication Place:    
  ISBN/ISSN: 1616-3915   
  Notes: doi: 10.1007/s10228-014-0444-5   
  Reference for: Takifugu   

 Geographic Information
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  Comment: Until very recently, Gastrophysus Müller, 1843 was widely understood to be typified by the species Tetraodon lunaris Bloch & Schneider 1801 (based on Jordan's action in 1919, p.196), which is now placed in Lagocephalus Swainson 1839. Kottelat (2013:476) pointed out that a prior typification was made by Bleeker (1865:46), where the type was given as T[etraodon] oblongus Bloch 1786, which is also the type species of Takifugu Abe, 1949. If accepted, approximately 26 Takifugu species would instead be recognized as species of Gastrophysus, with new generic combinations. Kottelat pointed out 'the only way to continue to use Takifugu as a valid name would be to ask the ICZN to reverse precedence or to suppress Gastrophysus,' (or to reject Bleeker's typification of that genus, leaving Jordan's in place). Matsuura (2015:94) has said he will ask the Commission to do so, but no proposal has yet been presented. ITIS will revisit this matter as it develops  



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