Tetrodon patoca [Status Unaccepted]   Hamilton,   1822 (Fish)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Actinopterygii

Color: Upper half is brown or blackwith round or oval white spots. Sides and abdomen are silvery.

Interorbital space is broad. Teeth are of about the same size in either jaw. Dorsal and anal fins are rounded. The caudal fin is truncate. Height of dorsal fin equals the length of the head excluding the snout. Spines are small with 3 or 4 roots, extending from a short distance behind the nostrils to the base of the dorsal fin. Interiorly they extend over the chest nearly as high as the base of the pectoral fin and posteriorly to the vent.

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Habitat:  Estuarine


• Tamil Nadu, Adyar Backwaters INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Cooum Estuary (Lat: 13.16) (Long: 80.26) INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Biswas, KP (2009) Fishes around Indian Ocean Muraenidae-Eel Daya publishing house Available at - NIO,Goa
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • Panikkar, NK and Aiyar, RG (1937) The brackish water fauna of Madras Proceedings of the Indian Academy of Sciences, Section B Indian Academy of Sciences, Bangalore, India 6(5) 284-337 Available at - NIO, Goa

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