Sphoeroides is a genus of pufferfishes.

Sphoeroides dorsalis.jpg
Sphoeroides dorsalis
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Tetraodontiformes
Family: Tetraodontidae
Subfamily: Tetraodontinae
Genus: Sphoeroides
Anonymous (Lacépède), 1798[1]

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There are currently 22 recognized species in this genus:[2]


  1. ^ An anonymous review of volume I of Lacépède's Histoire naturelle des poissons (in the Allgemeine Literatur-Zeitung, 1798, columns 673–680) was apparently the first publication to Latinize several of Lacépède's genera; in this case Lacépède's name was Sphéroïdes.
  2. ^ Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2012). Species of Sphoeroides in FishBase. October 2012 version.