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CAAB: 37467023

Species Lagocephalus lagocephalus (Linnaeus, 1758)

Ocean Puffer, Blue Blaasop, Oceanic Pufferfish, Pelagic Toadfish, Tamboril

Generic Combinations




New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia, Tasmania, Victoria

Extra Distribution Information

Off southern QLD (22°30'S, 156°30'E) to off SA (134°40'E) and northern TAS, probably circumaustralian; tropical, temperate, circumglobal.

IBRA and IMCRA regions (map not available)


Southeast Transition (11), Central Eastern Province (12), Tasman Basin Province (13), Kenn Transition (16), Kenn Province (17), Spencer Gulf Shelf Province (33), Western Bass Strait Shelf Transition (34), Southern Province (8), West Tasmania Transition (9)

Ecological Descriptors

Oceanic province, pelagic.


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)