Dichotomyctere sabahensis

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Dichotomyctere sabahensis
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Tetraodontiformes
Family: Tetraodontidae
Genus: Dichotomyctere
Species: D. sabahensis
Binomial name
Dichotomyctere sabahensis
(Dekkers, 1975)

Tetraodon sabahensis[1]

Dichotomyctere sabahensis is a species of pufferfish endemic to the southeast Asian island of Borneo.[1] This species grows to a standard length of 10.8 cm (4.3 in).[2]

It is also called the giant spotted puffer or the Saba puffer.[3] The juvenile looks much like the spotted green pufferfish (D. nigroviridis), and both can live 15 years in an aquarium. Though the giant green spotted puffer seems to prefer a much lower salinity as an adult. It is safe to keep D. sabahensis at a salinity of 1.004 or half-brackish.


  1. ^ a b Kottelat, M. (2013). The Fishes of the Inland Waters of Southeast Asia: A Catalogue and Core Bibliography of the Fishes Known to Occur in Freshwaters, Mangroves and Estuaries. The Raffles Bulletin of Zoology, 2013, Supplement No. 27: 1–663.
  2. ^ Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2017). "Dichotomyctere sabahensis" in FishBase. February 2017 version.
  3. ^ The Puffers of Fresh and Brackish Waters, 2001 Dr. Klaus Ebert, Aqualog Verlag GmbH.