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

 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Genus  
  Synonym(s): Liosaccus Günther, 1870
    Anchisomus Richardson, 1854
    Orbidus Rafinesque, 1815
    Cirrhisomus Swainson, 1839
    Stenometope Bibron in Duméril, 1855
    Stenometopus Troschel, 1856
    Thecapteryx Fowler, 1948
    Holocanthus Gronow in Gray, 1854
    Spheroides Duméril, 1806
    Tetrodon (Cheilichthys) Müller, 1841
    Tetrodon (Liosaccus) Günther, 1870
  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: 2017   

 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:  
                                           SpeciesSphoeroides andersonianus Morrow, 1957  
                                           SpeciesSphoeroides angusticeps (Jenyns, 1842)  
                                           SpeciesSphoeroides annulatus (Jenyns, 1842) – bullseye puffer, botete diana, Bullseye Puffer 
                                           SpeciesSphoeroides dorsalis Longley, 1934 – marbled puffer, botete jaspeado, Marbled Puffer 
                                           SpeciesSphoeroides georgemilleri Shipp, 1972  
                                           SpeciesSphoeroides greeleyi Gilbert, 1900 – Caribbean puffer 
                                           SpeciesSphoeroides kendalli Meek & Hildebrand, 1928  
                                           SpeciesSphoeroides lispus Walker in Walker & Bussing, 1996 – botete liso, naked puffer, Naked Puffer 
                                           SpeciesSphoeroides lobatus (Steindachner, 1870) – botete, longnose puffer, botete verrugoso, Longnose Puffer 
                                           SpeciesSphoeroides maculatus (Bloch & Schneider, 1801) – northern puffer, Northern Puffer, sphéroïde du nord 
                                           SpeciesSphoeroides marmoratus (Lowe, 1838) – spinyback blowfish 
                                           SpeciesSphoeroides nephelus (Goode & Bean, 1882) – southern puffer, tamboril sureño, botete fruta, Southern Puffer 
                                           SpeciesSphoeroides nitidus Griffin, 1921  
                                           SpeciesSphoeroides pachygaster (Müller & Troschel in Schomburgk, 1848) – blunthead puffer, botete chato, Blunthead Puffer, sphéroïde trogne 
                                           SpeciesSphoeroides parvus Shipp & Yerger, 1969 – least puffer, botete xpú, Least Puffer 
                                           SpeciesSphoeroides rosenblatti Bussing in Walker & Bussing, 1996  
                                           SpeciesSphoeroides sechurae Hildebrand, 1946 – botete peruano, Peruvian puffer 
                                           SpeciesSphoeroides spengleri (Bloch, 1785) – bandtail puffer, tamboril manchado, botete collarete, Bandtail Puffer 
                                           SpeciesSphoeroides testudineus (Linnaeus, 1758) – checkered puffer, tamboríl rayado, botete sapo, Checkered Puffer 
                                           SpeciesSphoeroides trichocephalus (Cope, 1870) – botete enano, pygmy puffer, Pygmy Puffer 
                                           SpeciesSphoeroides tyleri Shipp, 1972  
                                           SpeciesSphoeroides 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, 31-Oct-2014, website (version 31-Oct-14)  
  Acquired: 2014   
  Notes: Eschmeyer, W. N. (ed). Catalog of Fishes. ( Electronic version accessed 03-Nov-2014   
  Reference for: Sphoeroides   
  Source: NODC Taxonomic Code, database (version 8.0)  
  Acquired: 1996   
  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   

 Geographic Information
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