Canthigaster marquesensis

Canthigaster marquesensis[1] is a species of pufferfish in the family Tetraodontidae. It is known only from Nuku Hiva in the Marquesas Islands, where it is found at a depth range of 15 to 42 m (49 to 138 ft). It is a reef-associated marine species that reaches 7.1 cm (2.8 inches) SL. It feeds on algae and small invertebrates. It is known to be oviparous.[2]

Canthigaster marquesensis
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Tetraodontiformes
Family: Tetraodontidae
Genus: Canthigaster
C. marquesensis
Binomial name
Canthigaster marquesensis
Allen & Randall, 1977


  1. ^ "WoRMS - World Register of Marine Species - Canthigaster marquesensis Allen & Randall, 1977". Retrieved 2022-01-17.
  2. ^ Froese, Rainer; Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2021). "Canthigaster marquesensis". FishBase. Archived from the original on 2015-10-15.