Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Tetraodontiformes
(Puffers and filefishes) > Tetraodontidae
(Puffers) > Tetraodontinae
Etymology: Carinotetraodon: Latin, carina = keel shaped, shell + Greek, tetra = four + Greek, odous = teeth (Ref. 45335). More on authors: Lim & Kottelat.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; benthopelagic; depth range 1 - 2 m (Ref. 13214), usually - m (Ref. ). Tropical; 0°C -
Asia: Sarawak, Malaysia.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 4.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 13214)
Morphology | Morphometrics
Found in a large stream with soft and silty bottoms in some parts, sandy in others, with leaf litter and submerged logs. Occurs in relatively fast flowing waters.
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Lim, K.K.P. and M. Kottelat, 1995. Carinotetraodon salivator, a new species of pufferfish from Sarawak, Malaysia (Teleostei: Tetraodontidae). Jap. J. Ichthyol. 41 (4):359-365. (Ref. 13214)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 124695)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5156 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.02455 (0.01114 - 0.05408), b=2.89 (2.71 - 3.07), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.1 ±0.2 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .