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Sphoeroides  Anonymous [Lacepède], 1798
Taxonomic Serial No.: 173289

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Genus  
  Common Name(s): swellfishes [English]
    common puffers [English]
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: valid  
  Data Quality Indicators:    
  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  
  Global Species Completeness: complete   
  Latest Record Review: 2004   

 Taxonomic Hierarchy
 KingdomAnimalia  – Animal, animaux, animals  
          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  
                                        GenusSphoeroides Anonymous [Lacepède], 1798 – swellfishes, common puffers  
    Direct Children:  
                                           Species Sphoeroides andersonianus Morrow, 1957  
                                           Species Sphoeroides angusticeps (Jenyns, 1842)  
                                           Species Sphoeroides annulatus (Jenyns, 1842) – bullseye puffer, botete diana 
                                           Species Sphoeroides cheesemanii (Clarke, 1897)  
                                           Species Sphoeroides dorsalis Longley, 1934 – marbled puffer, botete jaspeado 
                                           Species Sphoeroides georgemilleri Shipp, 1972  
                                           Species Sphoeroides greeleyi Gilbert, 1900 – caribbean puffer, Caribbean puffer 
                                           Species Sphoeroides kendalli Meek and Hildebrand, 1928  
                                           Species Sphoeroides lispus Walker in Walker and Bussing, 1996 – botete liso, naked puffer 
                                           Species Sphoeroides lobatus (Steindachner, 1870) – botete, longnose puffer, botete verrugoso 
                                           Species Sphoeroides maculatus (Bloch and Schneider, 1801) – northern puffer 
                                           Species Sphoeroides marmoratus (Lowe, 1838) – spinyback blowfish, spinyback blowfish 
                                           Species Sphoeroides nephelus (Goode and Bean, 1882) – southern puffer, tamboril sureño, botete fruta 
                                           Species Sphoeroides nitidus Griffin, 1921  
                                           Species Sphoeroides pachygaster (Müller and Troschel in Schomburgk, 1848) – blunthead puffer, botete chato 
                                           Species Sphoeroides parvus Shipp and Yerger, 1969 – least puffer, botete xpú 
                                           Species Sphoeroides rosenblatti Bussing in Walker and Bussing, 1996  
                                           Species Sphoeroides sechurae Hildebrand, 1946 – botete peruano, Peruvian puffer 
                                           Species Sphoeroides spengleri (Bloch, 1785) – bandtail puffer, tamboril manchado, botete collarete 
                                           Species Sphoeroides testudineus (Linnaeus, 1758) – checkered puffer, tamboríl rayado, botete sapo 
                                           Species Sphoeroides trichocephalus (Cope, 1870) – botete enano, pygmy puffer 
                                           Species Sphoeroides tyleri Shipp, 1972  
                                           Species Sphoeroides yergeri Shipp, 1972  

  Expert: Wayne C. Starnes  
  Notes: Research Curator of Fishes, North Carolina State Museum of Natural Sciences, Research Laboratory, 4301 Reedy Creek Rd., Raleigh, NC, 27607, USA   
  Reference for: Sphoeroides    
  Other Source(s):    
  Source: Catalog of Fishes, 13-May-2004, website (version 10-May-04)  
  Acquired: 2004   
  Reference for: Sphoeroides   
  Source: NODC Taxonomic Code, database (version 8.0)  
  Acquired: 1996   
  Reference for: Sphoeroides   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Banks, R. C., R. W. McDiarmid, A. L. Gardner, and W. C. Starnes  
  Publication Date: 2003   
  Article/Chapter Title:    
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Checklist of Vertebrates of the United States, the U.S. Territories, and Canada   
  Publication Place:    
  Notes: As-yet (2003) unpublished manuscript from 1998   
  Reference for: Sphoeroides   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Eschmeyer, William N.  
  Publication Date: 1990   
  Article/Chapter Title:    
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Genera of Recent Fishes   
  Page(s): iii + 697   
  Publisher: California Academy of Sciences   
  Publication Place: San Francisco, CA, USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 0-940228-23-8   
  Reference for: Sphoeroides   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Shiino, Sueo M.  
  Publication Date: 1976   
  Article/Chapter Title: List of Common Names of Fishes of the World, Those Prevailing among English-speaking Nations   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Science Report of Shima Marineland, no. 4   
  Page(s): 262   
  Publisher: Shima Marineland   
  Publication Place: Kashikojima, Shima, Mie, Japan   
  ISBN/ISSN: 0385-1109   
  Reference for: Sphoeroides   

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