Dichotomyctere kretamensis

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Dichotomyctere kretamensis
Not evaluated (IUCN 3.1)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Tetraodontiformes
Family: Tetraodontidae
Genus: Dichotomyctere
Species: D. kretamensis
Binomial name
Dichotomyctere kretamensis
(Inger, 1953)

Tetraodon kretamensis[1]

Dichotomyctere kretamensis is a species of freshwater pufferfish known only from northern Borneo.[2]


The type specimen of this species was deposited at the Field Museum (Specimen No.51558). It was collected on May 10, 1950 by Robert F. Inger from the Pinang River in the Kinabatangan District of North Borneo. Paratypes were also deposited at the Field Museum. They include specimen No. 51559 collected from the type locality, specimen No. 51562 collected from the Gaja River, specimen Nos. 51560-1 collected from the Kretam Kechil River and specimen no. 51563 from a tributary of the Gaja River.[3]


In life Dichotomyctere kretamensis is olive green in color dorsally and laterally with round and oblong spots of varying sizes. Most specimens exhibit a black occipital chevron and a partially interrupted ventro-lateral black stripe running from the mouth below the eye and the pectoral fin that fades as it extends back to the vent. The ventral surface otherwise is white. Fins are unmarked and the caudal fin (tail) is dusky.[3] Based on the few specimens that have been measured, this fish has a maximum length of 4.5 centimetres (1.8 in).[2]


  1. ^ 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. ^ a b Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2017). "Dichotomyctere kretamensis" in FishBase. February 2017 version.
  3. ^ a b Inger, Robert F. (8 July 1953). "A new fish from North Borneo: Genus Tetraodon". Fieldiana Zoology. 34 (11): 149–152. Retrieved 16 September 2012. 

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