Tetraodon

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Tetraodon
Temporal range: Middle Miocene to present[1]
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Globe Fish (T. lineatus)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Tetraodontiformes
Family: Tetraodontidae
Genus: Tetraodon
Linnaeus, 1758
Type species
Tetraodon lineatus
Linnaeus, 1758
(T. mbu)

Tetraodon is a genus in the pufferfish family (Tetraodontidae). It has a wide distribution, from Africa to Southeast Asia. The genus includes both marine, brackish water, and freshwater species. Tetraodon nigroviridis has had its genome sequenced.

Species[edit]

The recognized species in this genus are:

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sepkoski, Jack (2002). "A compendium of fossil marine animal genera". Bulletins of American Paleontology 364: p.560. Retrieved 2008-01-08. 
  2. ^ Saenjundaeng, P., Grudpun, C., & Vidthayanon, C. (2013): Validation of Tetraodon barbatus Roberts, 1998, a Freshwater Pufferfish (Family Tetraodontidae) from the Mekong River. Tropical Natural History, 13 (2): 77-85.
  3. ^ Saenjundaeng, P., Vidthayanon, C. & Grudpun, C. (2013): Tetraodon palustris , a new freshwater pufferfish (Tetraodontiformes: Tetraodontidae) from the Mekong Basin of Thailand. Zootaxa, 3686 (1): 077–084.

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