Dichotomyctere nigroviridis (Marion de Procé, 1822)
Spotted green pufferfish
Dichotomyctere nigroviridis
photo by Liu, K.H.

Family:  Tetraodontidae (Puffers), subfamily: Tetraodontinae
Max. size:  17 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; freshwater; brackish; pH range: 8 - 8; dH range: 9 - 19
Distribution:  Asia: Sri Lanka to Indonesia and north to China.
Biology:  Adults inhabit freshwater streams, rivers and floodplains. Feed on mollusks, crustaceans, and other invertebrates, as well as some plant matter. May eat scales and fins (Ref. 12693). Seen in the aquarium trade but known to be aggressive with its tankmates (Ref. 12693). Aquarium keeping: needs salt; minimum aquarium size 60 cm; not recommended for home aquariums (Ref. 51539).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 10 August 2020 Ref. (126983)
Threat to humans:  harmless

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