The Dichotomyctere Genus


Dichotomyctere is a genus of pufferfish found in both fresh and brackish waters within south and southeast Asia.


Until they were reassigned to this genus in 2013, the species of Dichotomyctere were generally included in the Tetraodon genus.



There is six recognised species in the Dichotomyctere genus:

  • Dichotomyctere kretamensis

  • Dichotomyctere ocellatus (Eyespot pufferfish)

  • Dichotomyctere erythrotaenia (Red-striped toadfish)

  • Dichotomyctere sabahensis

  • Dichotomyctere nigroviridis (Green spotted pufferfish)

  • Dichotomyctere fluviatilis (Green pufferfish)

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