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puffer ID help please..

Posted: Wed Aug 22, 2018 7:30 am
by NJD
A local shop has got some new puffers in.. I am struggling to identify what the puffer is..please can anybody help?

Re: puffer ID help please..

Posted: Wed Aug 22, 2018 5:30 pm
by NJD
A dubiosi? Looks like the pictures of a dubiosi but they are so rare and this shop has three of these so it can't be

Re: puffer ID help please..

Posted: Thu Aug 23, 2018 8:09 am
by Corvus
Certainly no Tetraodon duboisi. Probably Pao leiurus or a closely related Asian, long snouted target puffer species.

Re: puffer ID help please..

Posted: Thu Aug 23, 2018 8:34 am
by NJD
turgidus possibly? are turgidus rare/expensive?

Re: puffer ID help please..

Posted: Thu Aug 23, 2018 8:45 am
by Corvus
No turgidus. The snout ist too long.

Re: puffer ID help please..

Posted: Sat Aug 25, 2018 12:24 am
by pufferjw
Corvus wrote:
Thu Aug 23, 2018 8:09 am
Certainly no Tetraodon duboisi. Probably Pao leiurus or a closely related Asian, long snouted target puffer species.
Agreed. Duboisis are rounder and more colorful. If I had to put my money on a specific species, I'd have to go with Tetraodon Barbatus.

Re: puffer ID help please..

Posted: Mon Feb 11, 2019 11:38 pm
by preston143
Pao leiurus or Pao barbatus is my guess.

Re: puffer ID help please..

Posted: Tue Feb 12, 2019 5:11 pm
by StinkyPete
NJD wrote:
Wed Aug 22, 2018 7:30 am
A local shop has got some new puffers in.. I am struggling to identify what the puffer is..please can anybody help?
Gorgeous.
Can you get him on video?


The more we put out, the more we can square this ID stuff away for the future readers.
I have 2 Turgidus that about 100% positive turgidus and look different than your specimen photo.
The Pao leiurus comment has more relation in looks to the body.

My leiurus is a great puffer.

How much do they want for this little guy?
If you don't take it, feel free to give us a heads up on the shop.
We can bookmark it when we look for puffers. Sometimes it leads to more good information.
Google only leads us to only a few shops that advertise puffers even if your in the UK.

Re: puffer ID help please..

Posted: Wed Feb 20, 2019 12:06 pm
by hadla
This is 7 months old

Re: puffer ID help please..

Posted: Tue Mar 12, 2019 5:27 am
by WileyPuffer
I would have to guess i would also say Pao Leiurus. One that will be in my collection in the future