Pao abei

Pao abei[2] is a species of freshwater pufferfish from the Mekong, Chao Phraya the Mae Klong river basins in Southeast Asia.

They are molluscivores, using the beak-like teeth to break open the shell of the prey. They are also opportunistic piscivores.

Maximum length is 10.3 centimetres (4.1 in) SL. Numerous pale spots are uniformly distributed over a dark background. The spots are orange in certain live specimens.[3]

In the aquarium this fish is very aggressive and territorial.[4]

Pao abei
Tetraodon abei
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Tetraodontiformes
Family: Tetraodontidae
Genus: Pao
Species: P. abei
Binomial name
Pao abei
(T. R. Roberts, 1998)
  • Tetraodon abei T. R. Roberts, 1998
  • Monotrete abei (T. R. Roberts, 1998)


  1. ^ Vidthayanon, C. (2012). "Tetraodon abei". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2012: e.T187985A1842328. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2012-1.RLTS.T187985A1842328.en. Retrieved 15 January 2018.
  2. ^ 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.
  3. ^ Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2013). "Tetraodon abei" in FishBase. March 2013 version.
  4. ^ นิตยสารอควาเรี่ยมบิส Vol.1 issue 4 ฉบับเดือน ตุลาคม 2010 คอลัมน์ เปิดกรุ...ปักเป้าน้ำจืด

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