Tetraodon immaculatus   Bloch and Schneider  1801 (Fish)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Actinopterygii

Image copyrights: The Nature Conservation and Aquatic Sciences Service

Size: 35-195 mm

Color: Brownish to dark brown above, lighter below. Upper and lower edges and margin of caudal blackish. Dorsal, anal and pectoral light yellowish.

Head 2.7-2.9 in standard length, 3.6-3.9 in total length. Eye diameter 4.7-5.2 in head, 1.7-2.2 in snout and 2.3-2.7 in somewhat flat interorbital space. Nasal organs of two tentacles joined at the base. Head, body and tail excepting snout and posterior part of tail and base of anal covered with slender spines. Longest rays of dorsal and anal 2.4-2.8 in length of head. Pectoral fin 2.6-3.0 in head. Caudal peduncle longer than high.
Number of spines and rays in the dorsal fin: i, 8-9; number of spines and rays in the anal fin: i, 8-9; number of rays in the pectoral fin: ii, 15-16.

Remarks: Values in above description denote proportions.

Synonym (s)
Tetrodon immaculatus Bloch and Schneider 1801
Arothron immaculatus Smith 1949
Tetraodon immaculatus de Beaufort and Briggs 1962

Common Name (s)
• Koli
• Chundu
• Veerkunnon
• Oothunnon
Economic Importance and Threats



• Lakshadweep, Kavaratti INDIA (Record: 1980)
• Lakshadweep, Kilttan INDIA (Record: 1980)
• Lakshadweep, Minicoy INDIA (Record: 1980)
• Lakshadweep INDIA (Record: 1980)
• Red Sea (Record: 1980)
• INDIA (Record: 1980)
• SRI LANKA (Record: 1980)

Literature Source(s)
  • Wafar, MVM (2003) Checklists of reef fauna Available at - http://www.reefindia.org/
  • Jones, S and Kumaran, M (1980) Fishes of the Laccadive Archipelago The Nature Conservation and Aquatic Sciences Service, Trivandrum, Kerala 760 pp 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

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