Dichotomyctere erythrotaenia (Bleeker, 1853)
Red-striped toadfish
Dichotomyctere erythrotaenia
photo by Randall, J.E.

Family:  Tetraodontidae (Puffers), subfamily: Tetraodontinae
Max. size:  8.5 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal
Distribution:  Asia and Oceania: Indonesia and Papua New Guinea.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 0-0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 7-8; Anal spines: 0-0; Anal soft rays: 8-8
Biology:  Occurs usually in brackish water but also found in freshwaters of tidal creeks and rivers (Ref. 2847). Very common in some mangrove areas (Ref. 2847).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Casal, Christine Marie V. - 03.09.96
Modified by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 02.05.16

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