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Tetraodon biocellatus

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA ACTINOPTERYGII TETRAODONTIFORMES TETRAODONTIDAE

Scientific Name: Tetraodon biocellatus
Species Authority: Tirant, 1885
Synonym(s):
Chelonodon biocellatus
Chelonodon ocellata
Crayracion fluviatilis ocellata
Tetraodon steindachneri
Tetrodon biocellatus
Taxonomic Notes:


Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2012
Date Assessed: 2012-03-14
Assessor(s): Vidthayanon, C.
Reviewer(s): Allen, D.J. & Smith, K.
Contributor(s): Fisher, J.
Justification:
The species is common throughout its habitat across south east Asia, no threats are recognized. It is assessed as Least Concern.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Occurs in the Mekong basin, Cambodia, and seen at the Great Lake (Rainboth 1996). Known from Borneo, Indonesia and Malaysia (Kottelat et al. 1993).
Countries:
Native:
Cambodia; Indonesia (Kalimantan); Malaysia (Peninsular Malaysia, Sarawak)
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Population [top]

Population: Common throughout its habitat range.
Population Trend: Stable

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:

Inhabits inner estuaries to lower reaches of  rivers and found in slow flowing or standing habitats. Aggressive against conspecifics. Not a brackish water species. Feeds on snails and other benthic organisms.


Arrive at Khone falls at start of hydrological year (Oct - Nov) (Baran et al. 2005). 

Systems: Freshwater

Use and Trade [top]

Use and Trade: Popular in the aquarium trade.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): No threats are currently recorded for the species.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: There are currently no conservation measures in place for the species.

Citation: Vidthayanon, C. 2012. Tetraodon biocellatus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 23 November 2014.
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