Canthigaster supramacula

Peter Wirtz, Carlos Eduardo L. Ferreira, Sergio R. Floeter, Ronald Fricke, Joao Luiz Gasparini, Tomio Iwamoto, Luiz Rocha, Claud, 2007, Coastal Fishes of Sao Tome and Principe islands, Gulf of Guinea (Eastern Atlantic Ocean) - an update., Zootaxa 1523, pp. 1-48: 22

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Canthigaster supramacula


Canthigaster supramacula  ZBK  Moura & Castro, 2002

SMNS 23127, 2 specimens, Rolas Island; SMNS 24219, 1 specimen, Bom Bom Islet; SMNS 24223, 4 specimens, Bom Bom Islet; SMNS 24239, 3 specimens, Bom Bom Islet; SMNS 25258, 1 specimen, Lagoa Azul. UFES 152, 1 specimen, Lagoa Azul, São Tomé. The common sharpnose pufferfish from Príncipe and from São Tomé belongs to this species, identified by the prominent spot on the back (Wirtz 2005a). This spot can, however be greatly reduced in adult animals (Figures 25 and 26). C. supramacula  ZBK  lives in rocky areas from about 2 m depth downwards.