The Colomesus Genus


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




According to the Catalog of Fishes, hosted by the California Academy of Sciences, there is three species within the Colomesus genus:

  • Colomesus asellus (South American Puffer, Amazon Puffer)

  • Colomesus psittacus (banded puffer)

  • Colomesus tocantinensis

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