Carinotetraodon borneensis (Regan, 1903)
Carinotetraodon borneensis
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Family:  Tetraodontidae (Puffers), subfamily: Tetraodontinae
Max. size:  4.4 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic; freshwater
Distribution:  Asia: currently known only from southern Sarawak.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal soft rays (total): 12-13; Anal soft rays: 11-13; Vertebrae: 16-17. Males have a red dorsal fin, caudal fin proximal two-thirds grey, distal part black with white margin. Have the following combination of characters: dorsal fin rays 12-13 (mode 12); anal fin rays 11-13 (mode 11 or 13); pectoral fin rays 16; caudal fin rays 12; presence of black blotch on dorsal fin base in male; pectoral fin base black; dorsal fin base length 12.5-14.0 % SL; anal fin base length 10.2-10.9% SL (Ref. 39332).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
Country info:  Known from the Rajang Basin in Sarawak, Borneo (Ref. 57780).

Entered by: Casal, Christine Marie V. - 16.07.01
Modified by: Bailly, Nicolas - 15.07.13

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