Taxon profile


Giant Toadfish
Lagocephalus sceleratus (Gmelin, 1789)

kingdom Animalia - animals »  phylum Chordata - chordates »  class Actinopterygii - ray-finned fishes »  order Tetraodontiformes »  family Tetraodontidae - puffers »  genus Lagocephalus

Scientific synonyms

Fugu sceleratus (Gmelin, 1789)
Gastrophysis sceleratus (Gmelin, 1789)
Gastrophysus sceleratus (Gmelin, 1789)
Gastrophysus scleratus (Gmelin, 1789)
Lagocephalus scleratus (Gmelin, 1789)
Lagocephalus scleratus Forster, 1789
Pleudranacanthus sceleratus (Gmelin, 1789)
Pleuranacanthus sceleratus (Gmelin, 1789)
Spheroides sceleratus (Gmelin, 1789)
Sphoeroides sceleratus (Gmelin, 1789)

Other names

= North-west Blowfish
= Silver Toadfish


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Links and literature

CZ AQUATAB. World Wide Web electronic publication [species/14180]

Plíštil J. (Ed.) (2009): AQUATAB. World Wide Web electronic publication [] [as Lagocephalus sceleratus (Gmelin, 1789)]
Data retrieved on: 17 January 2010
CH DE EN FR IT NL PR SP FishBase [4761]

Froese R., Pauly D. (eds.): FishBase []
EN Panagiotis Kasapidis, Panagiota Peristeraki, Georgios Tserpes and Antonios Magoulas (2007): First record of the Lessepsian migrant Lagocephalus sceleratus (Gmelin 1789) (Osteichthyes: Tetraodontidae) in the Cretan Sea (Aegean, Greece) [], Aquatic invasions, Volume 2, Issue 1: 71-73 [as Lagocephalus sceleratus (Gmelin 1789)]
EN Murat Bilecenoglu, Murat Kaya and Sencer Akalin (2006): Range expansion of silverstripe blaasop, Lagocephalus sceleratus (Gmelin, 1789), to the northern Aegean Sea [], Aquatic invasions, Volume 1, Issue 4: 289-291 [as Lagocephalus sceleratus (Gmelin, 1789)]

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