Pao is a genus of mostly freshwater pufferfish with one species (P. leiurus) also occurring in brackish water. They are found in Southeast Asia. Until 2013, its species were generally placed in Tetraodon.
There are currently 15 recognized species in this genus:
- Pao abei (T. R. Roberts, 1998)
- Pao baileyi (Sontirat, 1989) (Hairy puffer)
- Pao barbatus (Roberts, 1998)
- Pao bergii (Popta, 1905)
- Pao brevirostris (Benl, 1957)
- Pao cambodgiensis (Chabanaud, 1923)
- Pao cochinchinensis (Steindachner, 1866)
- Pao fangi (Pellegrin & Chevey, 1940)
- Pao hilgendorfii (Popta, 1905)
- Pao leiurus (Bleeker, 1850)
- Pao ocellaris (Klausewitz, 1957)
- Pao palembangensis (Bleeker, 1852)
- Pao palustris (Saenjundaeng, Vidthayanon & Grudpun, 2013)
- Pao suvattii (Sontirat, 1989)
- Pao turgidus (Kottelat, 2000)
- ^ 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. The Raffles Bulletin of Zoology, 2013, Supplement No. 27: 1–663.
- ^ Eschmeyer, W. N., R. Fricke, and R. van der Laan (18 February 2017). Catalog of Fishes. Retrieved 18 February 2017.
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