Tetraodon biocellatus 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Actinopterygii Tetraodontiformes Tetraodontidae

Scientific Name: Tetraodon biocellatus Tirant, 1885
Chelonodon biocellatus
Chelonodon ocellata
Crayracion fluviatilis ocellata
Tetraodon steindachneri
Tetrodon biocellatus
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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.
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 occurrence:
Cambodia; Indonesia (Kalimantan); Malaysia (Peninsular Malaysia, Sarawak)
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Population [top]

Population:Common throughout its habitat range.
Current Population Trend:Stable
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

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). 

Movement patterns:Unknown

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 2012: e.T166997A1161569. . Downloaded on 24 April 2018.
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