Are Peacock and Blue Spotted Puffers the same fish?

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Are Peacock and Blue Spotted Puffers the same fish?

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Hi guys,

LFS often has Peacock puffer. Is it the same fish as Blue Spotted Puffer (Canthigaster solandri)?


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Re: Are Peacock and Blue Spotted Puffers the same fish?

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Common names are not very helpful. A pic would help a lot.
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Re: Are Peacock and Blue Spotted Puffers the same fish?

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Here is the photo
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Re: Are Peacock and Blue Spotted Puffers the same fish?

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The lack of orange coloration around the mouth of the Blue Spotted Puffer, Canthigaster solandri distinguishes these two puffers. The Blue Spotted Puffer lacks pelvic fins but has learned to use the pectoral fins to move about the aquarium.
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Re: Are Peacock and Blue Spotted Puffers the same fish?

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Pufferpunk wrote: Fri Nov 06, 2020 11:01 am The lack of orange coloration around the mouth of the Blue Spotted Puffer, Canthigaster solandri distinguishes these two puffers. The Blue Spotted Puffer lacks pelvic fins but has learned to use the pectoral fins to move about the aquarium.
Sorry, I didn't get your answer. You think it's not the Blue Spotted Puffer, correct?
What kind of puffer is it?
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Re: Are Peacock and Blue Spotted Puffers the same fish?

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There are 2 species of "Blue Spotted Puffer". That pic is of one of them.
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Re: Are Peacock and Blue Spotted Puffers the same fish?

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"The lack of orange coloration around the mouth of the Blue Spotted Puffer, Canthigaster solandri distinguishes these two puffers. The Blue Spotted Puffer lacks pelvic fins but has learned to use the pectoral fins to move about the aquarium."

The above is from https://www.liveaquaria.com/product/3110/?pcatid=3110 where Blue Spotted Puffer is compared with Papuan Toby Puffer Canthigaster papua.

The Blue Spotted Puffer Canthigaster solandri and the Papuan Toby Puffer Canthigaster papua have very similar characteristics. The lack of orange coloration around the mouth of the Blue Spotted Puffer Canthigaster solandri distinguishes these two puffers. The Blue Spotted Puffer lacks pelvic fins, but has learned to use the pectoral fins to move about the aquarium.


It doesn't say there are 2 spices of Blue Spotted Puffer.

Also I don't see "lack of orange coloration around the mouth of the Blue Spotted Puffer Canthigaster solandri" when comparing https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canthigas ... _papua.jpg with https://www.liveaquaria.com/product/3110/?pcatid=3110 or https://www.fishbase.se/photos/Pictures ... at=species
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Re: Are Peacock and Blue Spotted Puffers the same fish?

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This is the problem with common names. Both have been labeled as "Blue Spotted". Do you have any idea how many "Spotted Puffer" species there are & how many common names there are just for Dichotomyctere nigroviridis ?
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Re: Are Peacock and Blue Spotted Puffers the same fish?

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Do you want to say that both Blue Spotted and Papuan Toby Puffers have common name "Blue spotted puffer"?
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Re: Are Peacock and Blue Spotted Puffers the same fish?

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Yes, believe me, in most LFS, they will both be labeled the same.
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Re: Are Peacock and Blue Spotted Puffers the same fish?

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I see. Thank you.
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