Freshwater and Brackish Pufferfish
Listed below are many of the species of puffers which normally inhabit fresh and brackish waters. There is some confusion
regarding the naming of puffer species, especially with regard to the common names used! The scientific names listed below
have been carefully cross-checked with the most up-to-date sources available. There is also some debate about whether some
species are freshwater or brackish. The truth in many cases is that some species may occasionally wander into both types of
water. Therefore, the information given below gives the water in which it is normally found, or in which it is said
to do best in aquaria, according to the majority of reliable sources.
Follow the links to more info on individual species.
|Scientific name||Common name||Origin|
|Carinotetraodon irrubesco||Red-tailed Redeye puffer||Asia (FW)|
|Carinotetraodon travancoricus||Dwarf, Pygmy, Indian, Gold/Green puffer||Asia (FW)|
|Colomesus asellus||Assel, South American, Brazilian puffer||South America - Amazon basin (FW)|
|Tetraodon biocellatus||Figure-eight puffer||Asia (Brackish)|
|Tetraodon fluviatilis||Green puffer||Asia (Brackish)|
|Tetraodon nigroviridis||Green Spotted puffer||Asia (Brackish)||