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Tetraodon baileyi

(Ragged puffer)


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Family : Puffers ; Found mainly in rocky habitats including rapids of the Mekong mainstream and its larger tributaries[1].


Threat status

Common Names

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Common Names in English:

Hairy puffer, Ragged puffer

Common Names in Finnish:


Common Names in Lao:

Pa pao thong

Common Names in Laotian:

Pa pao thong, Pba pbao

Common Names in Mandarin Chinese:

湄公河魨, 湄公河鲀

Common Names in Thai:



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Biome: Freshwater [2].

Ecology: T. baileyi is a demersal species, found mainly in rocky habitats including rapids of the Mekong mainstream and its larger tributaries.[2].

List of Habitats:


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Monotreta baileyiMonotreta baileyi (Sontirat • Monotrete baileyiMonotrete baileyi (Sontirat • Tetrodon baileyi Sontirat • Tetrodon baileyi Sontirat, 1989


Name Status: Accepted Name .

Comment: Possibly years to 1985 in Thai Fisheries Gazette[3].

Last scrutiny: Data last modified by FishBase 15-May-2001

Similar Species

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Members of the genus Tetraodon

ZipcodeZoo has pages for 40 species and subspecies in this genus:

T. abei (Abe S Puffer) · T. armilla (Ringed Pufferfish) · T. aspilos (Saddle-Back Puffer) · T. baileyi (Ragged Puffer) · T. biocellatus (Figure-Eight Puffer) · T. cutcutia (Ocellated Blowfish) · T. diadematus (Masked Puffer) · T. erythrotaenia (Red Striped ToadfishTetraodon Erythrotaenia) · T. fahaka (Fahak) · T. fahaka fahaka (Fahak) · T. firmamentum (Starry Toadfish) · T. fluviatilis (Common Puffer) · T. hispidus (Stars-And-Stripes Pufferfish) · T. hypselogeneion (Orange-Spotted Toadfish) · T. immaculatus (Narrow-Lined Toadfish) · T. inermis (Smooth-Backed Blowfish) · T. lagocephalus (Oceanic Blaasop) · T. leopardus (Banded Leopard Blowfish) · T. lineatus (Freshwater Puffer Fish) · T. lineatus lineatus (Coral Butterfly) · T. mappa (Scribbled Pufferfish) · T. mbu (Fresh Water Puffer Fish (FB)) · T. miurus (Congo Pufferfish) · T. mola (Mola Ocean Sunfish) · T. nigropunctatus (Brown Puffer) · T. nigroviridis (Burmese Pufferfish) · T. pardalis (Panther Puffer) · T. patoca (Milk-Spotted Pufferfish) · T. poecilonotus (Finepatterned Puffer) · T. porphyreus (Purple Puffer) · T. pustulatus (Puffer Fish) · T. reticulatus (Reticulated Blowfish) · T. rivulatus (Tail-Barred Pufferfish) · T. rubripes (Japanese Pufferfish) · T. schoutedeni (Tetraodon Waandersii) · T. suvattii (Malabar Pufferfish) · T. testudineus (Checkered Puffer) · T. trichocephalus (Pygmy Puffer) · T. truncatus (Valentinni's Sharpnose Puffer) · T. vermicularis (Mediterranean Shortbill Spearfish)

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Further Reading

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  1. Roberts, T.R. (1998). Freshwater fugu or pufferfishes of the genus Tetraodon from the Mekong basin, with descriptions of two new species. Ichthyol. Res. 45(3):225-234. [back]
  2. Jenkins, A., Kullander, F.F. & Tan, H.H. 2009. Tetraodon baileyi. In: IUCN 2011. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2011.2. <>. Downloaded on 05 February 2012. [back]
  3. Eschmeyer, W.N., Editor (2001). Catalog of fishes. Updated database version of December 2001. Catalog databases as made available to FishBase in December 2001. [back]
Last Revised: 2015-02-06