Cheeseman's Puffer, Lagocephalus cheesemanii Click to enlarge image
A Cheeseman's Puffer found dead in the water near the fish cleaning benches next to the Narooma boat ramp, southern New South Wales. The fish was presumably caught on hook and line. Image: Rudie Kuiter
© Rudie Kuiter

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The map below shows the Australian distribution of the species based on public sightings and specimens in Australian Museums. Click on the map for detailed information. Source: Atlas of Living Australia.


  1. Hoese, D.F., Bray, D.J., Paxton, J.R. & G.R. Allen. 2006. Fishes. In Beesley, P.L. & A. Wells. (eds) Zoological Catalogue of Australia. Volume 35. ABRS & CSIRO Publishing: Australia. parts 1-3, pages 1-2178.