Puffer id

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Puffer id

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Picked up this little puffer a couple weeks ago. Thoughts on id?
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That’s what I thought when I first saw the puffer. But it has the figure 8 pattern.
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The 8 is actually not how they are identified. The eyespot by the tail is the ID point, hence the name biocellatus, or "twinspot" puffer.
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Pufferpunk wrote: Fri Jan 31, 2020 2:14 pm The 8 is actually not how they are identified. The eyespot by the tail is the ID point, hence the name biocellatus, or "twinspot" puffer.
I didn’t know GSP’s could have such big blotches on top? I've never seen them on the GSP's sold at a local garden centre (off course sold as pure ‘freshwater fish’)

It kinda reminds me of the tetraodon fluviatilis in my aqualog puffer book.
To be clear I'm just asking out of interest, I have no experience with these fish…
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It's not a GSP, more than likely a F8.
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I noticed the lack of ocelli at the tail as well. They are absent at the base of the dorsal fin too. I haven't seen another gsp with similar markings on the head before. Perhaps this fish was collected from a new area. The other two puffers at the lfs looked like this one.
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Matts wrote: Fri Jan 31, 2020 5:23 pm
Pufferpunk wrote: Fri Jan 31, 2020 2:14 pm The 8 is actually not how they are identified. The eyespot by the tail is the ID point, hence the name biocellatus, or "twinspot" puffer.
I didn’t know GSP’s could have such big blotches on top? I've never seen them on the GSP's sold at a local garden centre (off course sold as pure ‘freshwater fish’)

It kinda reminds me of the tetraodon fluviatilis in my aqualog puffer book.
To be clear I'm just asking out of interest, I have no experience with these fish…
This specimen does look like a fluviatilis.
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Clear side view?
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Agree with Spotfin. Very likely a young fluviatilis. No GSP or F8 IMO. Nice find. I saw them often in the past, but not so often in the last 10 years.
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Pufferpunk wrote: Sat Feb 01, 2020 9:54 am Clear side view?
Tough to get a good picture of this one. It’s always moving, and doesn’t like my phone in its face😀. Although it will eat out of my hand. These pics might be a little better.
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Definitely a Ceylon.
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Thank you all for help with the id.
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