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class Osteichthyes / Knochenfische / Bony Fish  
    order   Tetraodontiformes / Kugelfischverwandte / puffers and filefishes  
      family   Tetraodontidae / Kugelfische / Puffers  
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latin name
Picture type Tetraodontidae dissemination
  Arothron mappa
german name
  Mappa Kugelfisch
english name
  Map puffer
   
discoverer Lesson, 1831
size 65 cm
risk Not dangerous!
occurrence Australien, Indopazifik, La Réunion, Madagaskar, Mauritius, Neukaledonien, Ost-Afrika, Samoa, Seychellen, Süd-Afrika
   
description The Arothron mappa, also known as the Venomous Ballfish, lives in the tropical, western Indo-Pacific, from the east and South Africa to the Ryjkyj Islands, Samoa, the Ry?ky? Islands, south to New Caledonia and the coast of northeastern Australia Queensland). It is frequent among the Seychelles, but only sporadically in the rest of its territory. It is always close to a hiding place, especially in clear lagoons and protected outcrops near the coast. The coloring of the map ballfish consists of a pattern of tangled black lines that run radially to the eye. The basic color is whitish, yellow or greenish, and between the chest fins often black. The fish are 65 cm long. The skin is scaly and covered with small spines.
   
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