Tetractenos hamiltoni (Richardson, 1846)
photo by Yau, B.

Family:  Tetraodontidae (Puffers), subfamily: Tetraodontinae
Max. size:  14 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal
Distribution:  Southwest Pacific: Australia.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal soft rays (total): 8-10; Anal soft rays: 6-8
Biology:  Inhabits shallow estuaries, often buried in sand with only eyes exposed. A schooling species (Ref. 9002).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 10 June 2011 Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Casal, Christine Marie V. - 04.02.00
Modified by: Bailly, Nicolas - 15.07.13

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