The northern puffer is a club-shaped fish with a gray, brown or olive back and a yellow or white belly .

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The Puffer lives in the demersal, brackish, marine, depth range 10 - 183 m environment.

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White-spotted puffer, Arothron hispidus Scientific classification Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Subphylum: Vertebrata Class: Actinopterygii More

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Common names

Baiacu in Portuguese (Português)
Blåsfisk in Swedish (Svenska)
Blowfish in English
Compère in French (français)
Compère bigaré in French (français)
Fugu in Japanese (日本語)
Kuffertfisk in Danish (dansk)
Kugelfisch in German (Deutsch)
Nordlig kuglefisk in Danish (dansk)
northern puffer in English
Pallokala in Finnish (suomen kieli)
Peixe-bola in Portuguese (Português)
Peixe-bola-do-norte in Portuguese (Português)
Puffer in English
Swellfish in English
Tamboril in Spanish (español)
Tamboril norteño in Spanish (español)
Tetradonte in Italian (Italiano)
скалозуб северный in Russian (русский язык)
斑点圆鲀 in Mandarin Chinese
斑點圓魨 in Mandarin Chinese

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Order : Tetraodontiformes
Family : Tetraodontidae
Genus : Sphoeroides
Species : Sphoeroides maculatus
Authority : Bloch and Schneider, 1801