Leiodon cutcutia

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Leiodon cutcutia
Tetraodon cutcutia.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Tetraodontiformes
Family: Tetraodontidae
Genus: Leiodon
Swainson, 1839
Species: L. cutcutia
Binomial name
Leiodon cutcutia
(F. Hamilton, 1822)

For genus:[1]

  • Leisomus Swainson, 1839
  • Chelonodon J. P. Müller, 1841
  • Monotrète Bibron, 1855
  • Monotretus Troschel, 1856
  • Monotreta Hollard, 1857

For species:

  • Tetraodon cutcutia F. Hamilton, 1822
  • Leisomus cutcutia (F. Hamilton, 1822)
  • Monotretus cutcutia (F. Hamilton, 1822)
  • Tetrodon caria F. Hamilton, 1822
  • Tetrodon gularis F. Hamilton, 1822
  • Monotreta gularis (F. Hamilton, 1822)
  • Leisomus marmoratus Swainson, 1839

Leiodon cutcutia,[1] the ocellated pufferfish, is a species of pufferfish native to southern Asia from India to the Malay Archipelago where it is found in various bodies of fresh and brackish waters.[2] This species grows to a length of 15 centimetres (5.9 in) TL.[2] It is currently the only known member of its genus, but it was included in Tetraodon until 2013.[1]


  1. ^ a b c 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. Archived 2013-12-02 at the Wayback Machine. The Raffles Bulletin of Zoology, 2013, Supplement No. 27: 1–663.
  2. ^ a b Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2017). "Leiodon cutcutia" in FishBase. February 2017 version.