Dichotomyctere ocellatus (Steindachner, 1870)
Eyespot pufferfish
Dichotomyctere ocellatus
photo by Dikic, D.

Family:  Tetraodontidae (Puffers), subfamily: Tetraodontinae
Max. size:  8 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; freshwater; pH range: 6.5 - 7.5; dH range: 5 - 12
Distribution:  Asia: Indochina, Malaysia and Indonesia.
Biology:  Aggressive against conspecifics. Not a brackish water species. Feeds on snails and other benthic organisms.
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 14 March 2012 Ref. (123251)
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
Checked by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 02.05.16

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