Species of Freshwater Pufferfish

Updated: Jul 17, 2020


While it is true that most species of pufferfish are marine or brackish, some species are actually completely freshwater.




Below you will find a list of freshwater species.


Auriglobus


Auriglobus is a genus of freshwater pufferfishes native to Southeast Asia.


There are five recognised species in this genus.


  • Auriglobus amabilis (bronze puffer, green bottle pufferfish or golden puffer)

  • Auriglobus modestus (bronze puffer, green bottle pufferfish or golden puffer)

  • Auriglobus nefastus (bronze puffer, green bottle pufferfish or golden puffer)

  • Auriglobus remotus (bronze puffer, green bottle pufferfish or golden puffer)

  • Auriglobus silus (bronze puffer, green bottle pufferfish or golden puffer)

Carinotetraodon


Carinotetraodon is a genus of small freshwater pufferfish found in South and Southeast Asia.

There are six recognised species in this genus.

  • Carinotetraodon borneensis

  • Carinotetraodon imitator (commonly confused with C.travancoricus - dwarf Malabar pufferfish)

  • Carinotetraodon irrubesco (red-tail dwarf puffer)

  • Carinotetraodon lorteti (Crested puffer, red-eye puffer)

  • Carinotetraodon salivator

  • Carinotetraodon travancoricus (Dwarf Puffer, Pea Puffer, BB Puffer, Pygmy Puffer)

Colomesus


Colomesus is a genus of pufferfishes confined to tropical South America.


There are three recognised species in this genus, but only one is completely freshwater.

Leiodon


Leiodon is a monotypic genus (only one recognised species), containing only the cutcutia.


Pao

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