Pao baileyi (Sontirat, 1985)
Hairy puffer
photo by Baird, I.G.

Family:  Tetraodontidae (Puffers), subfamily: Tetraodontinae
Max. size:  12 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; freshwater
Distribution:  Asia: Mekong basin.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 0-0; Anal spines: 0-0. Head and body usually sparsely or densely covered with epidermal outgrowths or cirri (may be missing in specimens smaller than 3 cm SL); body entirely without scales; abdomen of live fish golden or orange with no other markings (Ref. 47661).
Biology:  Found mainly in rocky habitats including rapids of the Mekong mainstream and its larger tributaries (Ref. 27661).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 22 February 2011 Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Torres, Armi G. - 26.11.98
Modified by: Torres, Armi G. - 15.09.14

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