Chonerhinos naritus

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Chonerhinos naritus
Xenopterus naritus Achilles 182.jpg
Not evaluated (IUCN 3.1)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Tetraodontiformes
Family: Tetraodontidae
Genus: Chonerhinos
Bleeker, 1854
Species: C. naritus
Binomial name
Chonerhinos naritus
(J. Richardson, 1848)

Xenopterus naritus

Chonerhinos naritus, the bronze pufferfish or yellow pufferfish,[1] is a species of pufferfish native to Southeast Asia, where mainly found in estuarine and coastal habitats.[2][3] This species grows to a length of 28.5 centimetres (11.2 in) TL,[4] but otherwise it generally resembles the smaller and more strictly freshwater Auriglobus pufferfish.[3] This predatory species feeds on other fish, crustaceans (both crabs and shrimp) and snails.[2]


C. naritus is the only species in the genus Chonerhinos,[4] but the synonym Xenopterus was formerly used instead. At that point the genus name Chonerhinos was used for the species modestus and its relatives, but this was incorrect and they were moved to Auriglobus in 1999.[5]


  1. ^ Froese, R. and D. Pauly, Eds. Common names of Chonerhinos naritus. FishBase. 2011.
  2. ^ a b Abidin, M.; and A. Bintoro (2015). Kebiasaan Makan Alami Ikan Buntal Kuning (Chonerhinos naritus) di Estuari Sungai Indragiri, Riau. Buletin Teknik Litkayasa Sumber Daya dan Penangkapan 13(1): 11—14.
  3. ^ a b Roberts, Tyson R. (1982). The Southeast Asian freshwater pufferfish genus Chonerhinos (Tetraodontidae), with descriptions of new species. Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences 43: 1-16.
  4. ^ a b Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2017). "Chonerhinos naritus" in FishBase. March 2017 version.
  5. ^ Kottelat, M., (1999). Nomenclature of the genera Barbodes, Cyclocheilichthys, Rasbora and Chonerhinos (Teleostei: Cyprinidae and Tetraodontidae), with comments on the definition of the first reviser. The Raffles Bulletin of Zoology 47(2) 591-600.