Arothron manilensis

Narrow-lined pufferfish
Arothron manilensis
Arothron manilensis, adult, Great Keppel Is, Qld, Photo: Andrew Green
Arothron manilensis
Arothron manilensis, adult, Photo: Ian Shaw
Arothron manilensis
Arothron manilensis, WA, Australia, Photo: Rick Stuart-Smith
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Arothron manilensis
Arothron manilensis
Arothron manilensis



Narrow dark stripes and dark circular patch around pectoral fin base which lacks yellow or white margin as on A. hispidus (stars-and-stripes puffer).


Max Size: 31 cm

Sea Temperature Range: 19.7-32.2°C

Depth: N/A

Habitat Generalization Index: N/A

Also referred to as the SGI (Species Generalisation Index), this describes the habitat niche breadth of the species. Species with values less than 15 are found in a relatively narrow range of reef habitat types (specialists), while those over 25 may be found on most hard substrates within their range (generalists). Learn more here.

Conservation and Rarity

IUCN Status: Not Evaluated

Occurrence: Infrequent (1.8% of sites)

Occurrence describes how often the species is found on surveys within its distribution. It is calculated as the % of reef sites surveyed by RLS divers across all the ecoregions in which the species has been observed

Abundance: Solitary (1 per transect)

Abundance is calculated as the average number of individuals recorded per RLS transect, where present.

Edit by: extract from RD Stuart-Smith, GJ Edgar, AJ Green, IV Shaw. 2015. Tropical Marine Fishes of Australia. Reed New Holland