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Whitley's toadfish
Conservation status
Scientific classification
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Torquigener
Species:
T. whitleyi
Binomial name
Torquigener whitleyi
Paradice, 1927

Whitley's toadfish (Torquigener whitleyi) is a species of fish in the family Tetraodontidae that reaches a length of 9.8 cm, and is a host to Bianium plicitum.

Distribution, habitat, and feeding

It lives in the Indo-West Pacific, from northern Australia to Papua New Guinea. It lives at depths from 0 to 50 meters near coastal waters in sandy-bottom substrates with no vegetation, and feeds on molluscs and crustaceans in the areas it inhabits.

Conservation

Its population is unknown, yet it occurs in marine protected areas, and has no specific threats to it, and the IUCN Red List puts it at "least concern".

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