Figure of eight Puffer Fish
They live in rivers and coastal waters, mostly freshwater but also occur in brackish conditions within Southeast Asia.
They feed mainly on benthic organisms such as mussels, cockles, oysters and krill.
They are a colourful and active fish that can be distinguished by their markings. Possess a beak that will be used to crush shells.
Not much is known about their breeding habits, although thought to be a substrate spawner with the male exhibiting some degree of brood care.
Loss of habitat and pollution
- Latin Name: Tetraodon biocellatus
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