Lagocephalus lagocephalus (Linnaeus, 1758)

Love, Milton S., Bizzarro, Joseph J., Cornthwaite, Maria, Frable, Benjamin W. & Maslenikov, Katherine P., 2021, Checklist of marine and estuarine fishes from the Alaska-Yukon Border, Beaufort Sea, to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, Zootaxa 5053 (1), pp. 1-285 : 225

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Lagocephalus lagocephalus (Linnaeus, 1758)


Lagocephalus lagocephalus (Linnaeus, 1758) .

Oceanic Puffer. To 61 cm (24 in) TL ( Miller and Lea 1972). Circumglobal; western Pacific Ocean north to Japan (Yamada in Nakabo 2002), and southern Kuril Islands ( Parin 2003); Alder Creek Beach, Mendocino County, northern California ( Miller and Lea 1972) to Peru ( Grove and Lavenberg 1997), including Islas Galápagos ( Grove and Lavenberg 1997); at least one Gulf of California record (23°39.35’N, 109°40.77’W) (Personal communication: Scripps Institution of Oceanography Fish Collection, La Jolla, California). Oceanic; depth: near surface ( Eschmeyer and Herald 1983) to at least 1,000 m (3,280 ft) (Shipp in Carpenter 2003).