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First documented occurrence of the starry toadfish Arothron firmamentum (Teleostei: Tetraodontidae) in the south-west Atlantic
Diaz de Astarloa, J.M.; Figueroa, D.E.; Reta, R. (2003). First documented occurrence of the starry toadfish Arothron firmamentum (Teleostei: Tetraodontidae) in the south-west Atlantic. J. Mar. Biol. Ass. U.K. 83(4): 879-880
In: Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom. Cambridge University Press/Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom: Cambridge. ISSN 0025-3154, more
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  • Diaz de Astarloa, J.M.
  • Figueroa, D.E.
  • Reta, R.

Abstract
    The first documented record of the Indo-west Pacific pufferfish Arothron firmamentum was reported off Mar del Plata, Argentina at a depth of about 45 m and is the first occurrence of the starry toadfish in American Atlantic waters. Some morphological and biological characteristics are given for the two specimens caught. Different explanations of how the two pufferfish specimens arrived in south Atlantic waters are discussed.

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