Carinotetraodon travancoricus (Hora & Nair, 1941)
Malabar pufferfish
Malabar pufferfish,  കുട്ടന്,  പൊത്തല്
Carinotetraodon travancoricus
photo by Ott, G.

Family:  Tetraodontidae (Puffers), subfamily: Tetraodontinae
Max. size:  3.5 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; freshwater; pH range: 7.5 - 8.30000019073486, potamodromous
Distribution:  Asia: India.
Diagnosis:   
Biology:  Reaches less than 2.5 cm TL. Probably one of the endangered species. Maximum length of 15 cm TL in Ref. 13614 is erroneous; length needs better source (RF).
IUCN Red List Status: Vulnerable (VU); Date assessed: 20 September 2010 (A2de+3de+4de) Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
Country info:  Known from Pamba river, Vembanad lake, Minachil river and Shertallai in Kerala (Ref. 41236). Recorded from Chaliyar & Kole wetlands of Trichur (Ref. 43640) and Chalakkudy river (Ref. 43638, 45207). Also Ref. 4833, 43641, 45255. Status of threat: Endangered (Ref. 50614).

Entered by: Torres, Armi G. - 20.09.96
Modified by: Bailly, Nicolas - 15.07.13
Checked by: Froese, Rainer - 17.01.01

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