Genera within Tetraodontidae

Updated: Apr 18, 2020

The Tetraodontidae are a family of primarily (but not limited to) marine and estuarine fish of the order Tetraodontiformes.

Almost all of the commonly kept species of pufferfish belong in this family.


  • Amblyrhynchotes honckenii (evileye pufferfish, evileye puffer or evileye blaasop)

  • Amblyrhynchotes rufopunctatus


  • Arothron caeruleopunctatus (blue-spotted pufferfish)

  • Arothron carduus

  • Arothron diadematus (Masked Pufferfish, Bandit Pufferfish)

  • Arothron firmamentum (Starry toado)

  • Arothron gillbanksii

  • Arothron hispidus (White-spotted puffer)

  • Arothron immaculatus (Immaculate puffer)

  • Arothron inconditus (Belly-striped puffer)

  • Arothron leopardus (Banded leopardblowfish)

  • Arothron manilensis (Narrow-lined puffer)

  • Arothron mappa (Map puffer)

  • Arothron meleagris (Guineafowl puffer)

  • Arothron multilineatus (Many-lined puffer)

  • Arothron nigropunctatus (Black-spotted puffer)

  • Arothron reticularis (Reticulated puffer)

  • Arothron stellatus (Stellate puffer)


  • Auriglobus amabilis

  • Auriglobus modestus (bronze puffer or golden puffer)

  • Auriglobus nefastus (greenbottle pufferfish)

  • Auriglobus remotus

  • Auriglobus silus


  • Canthigaster amboinensis (Spider-eye puffer)

  • Canthigaster axiologus (Pacific crown toby)

  • Canthigaster bennetti (Bennett's sharpnose puffer)

  • Canthigaster callisterna (Clown toado)

  • Canthigaster capistrata (Macaronesian sharpnose-puffer)

  • Canthigaster compressa (Compressed toby)

  • Canthigaster coronata (Crowned puffer)

  • Canthigaster criobe (Striped toby)

  • Canthigaster cyanetron

  • Canthigaster cyanospilota

  • Canthigaster epilampra

  • Canthigaster figueiredoi (Southern Atlantic sharpnose-puffer)

  • Canthigaster flavoreticulata

  • Canthigaster inframacula

  • Canthigaster investigatoris

  • Canthigaster jactator (Hawaiian whitespotted toby)