Tetrodon pusillus Klunzinger, 1871: 645 (type locality, El Quseir, Red Sea).
One of two syntypes of Tetrodon reticularis Bloch & Schneider at the Museum fur Naturkunde der Humboldt-Universitat, Berlin is lost (Paepke 1999).
Kao wrote in 1966 that "it may be fair to say that the incidence of tetrodon poisoning in Japan has been brought to the lowest possible rate.
(87.) "[O]ne speculation is that since tetrodon fish have become scarce in off-shore waters in Japan, the fishing fleets had to go farther out to sea to obtain such fish which may be more toxic than those living closer to the shores." Kao, supra note 19, at 1005.