Profile lexID: 11501 AphiaID: 275260 Scientific: Canthigaster natalensis German: Natal-Spitzkopfkugelfisch English: Natal Toby Category: Kuglefisk Family tree: Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Tetraodontiformes (Order) > Tetraodontidae (Family) > Canthigaster (Genus) > natalensis (Species) Initial determination: (Günther, ), 1870 Occurrence: , Réunion , The Chagos Archipelago (the Chagos Islands) , Mozambique Mauritius , Syd Afrika, Vestlige Indiske ocean, Østlige Atlanterhav Sea depth: 0 - 15 Meter Size: bis zu 8,6cm Temperature: 27,2°C - 28,4°C Food: Zoobenthos, Alger, Foder specialist, invertebrater, Koral polypper Difficulty: There are no reports available yet that this animal has already been kept in captivity successfully Offspring: Not available as offspring Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown CITES: Not evaluated Red List: Least concern (LC) Related species at: Catalog of Life
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Created: 2018-04-12 11:04:18
Last edit: 2021-01-26 14:45:40
Very special thanks for the first and super perfect photo of the extreme rare toby to Francois (zsispeo), who could take his photo at La Réunion.
Francois has seen the species only one time during all his dives!
Canthigaster natalensis appears to be closely associated with shallow coral reef flats and tidepools in depths ranging from 0–15 meters.
Cathigaster natalensis (Günther, 1870)
Tetrodon amboinensis natalensis Günther, 1870
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