The Carinotetraodon Genus

Updated: Jun 29


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


Carinotetraodon is an amalgamation of the latin word Carino meaning "keel", and the genus name Tetraodon, within which some members were formally included.



There are six recognised species in the Carinotetraodon genus:

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

  • Carinotetraodon imitator (commonly confused with C.travancoricus)

  • Carinotetraodon irrubesco (Red Eye Red Tail, Red-tail Dwarf Puffer)

  • Carinotetraodon lorteti (Crested Puffer)

  • Carinotetraodon salivator

  • Carinotetraodon borneensis

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