Spotted Green Pufferfish Dichotomyctere nigroviridis

Spotted Green Pufferfish
Spotted Green Pufferfish
Spotted Green Pufferfish
The Spotted Green Pufferfish (also called the Green Spotted Pufferfish but it is not "green-spotted") is native to brakish and estuarine waters of South and Southeast Asia. Young are mainly in brakish water, including mangroves, but adults can tolerate fresh water streams and marine coastal water.
Spotted Green Pufferfish
Spotted Green Pufferfish
Spotted Green Pufferfish
The upper body is light, bright green with black spots and the lower body is white. They can grow to 10-15cm long. Diet is mainly snails with other moluscs and crustaceans and some vegetation.
Spotted Green Pufferfish
Spotted Green Pufferfish
Spotted Green Pufferfish
Like other puffers, they can inflate their bodies with water or air when stressed. They contain a virulent toxin. They are useful to science since they have the same number of genes as humans but the smallest known vertebrate genome.