Australian Biological Resources Study

Australian Faunal Directory


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CAAB: 37467042

Species Canthigaster papua (Bleeker, 1848)

Netted Toby, False-eye Puffer, Papuan Toby, Solander's Toby, Solandri's Sharpnose Pufferfish


Generic Combinations


Miscellaneous Literature Names



Randall et al. (1997) suggested that all records of Canthigaster solandri from Australia were based on this species, however, photos from R. Kuiter (1996) suggest both species occur in Australia and further studies are needed of Australian material to determine distribution of the two species in Australia.




Queensland, Western Australia

Extra Distribution Information

Rowley Shoals (17°20'S), Scott Reef (14°03'S) and North Reef, WA (14°01'S), Ashmore Reef, Timor Sea (12°10'S), and Haggerstone Island (12°02'S) to Lizard Island (14°40'S), QLD; tropical, Indo-west-central Pacific.

IBRA and IMCRA regions (map not available)


Timor Province (2), Northwest Shelf Transition (26), Northwest Transition (3), Northeast Shelf Transition (41)

Other Regions

Territory of Ashmore & Cartier Islands

Distribution References

Ecological Descriptors

Coral reef, inshore.


History of changes

Note that this list may be incomplete for dates prior to September 2013.
Published As part of group Action Date Action Type Compiler(s)
12-Feb-2010 (import)