Banded puffer

Wild Colomesus asellus are reported to consume benthic crustaceans, fish, planktonic invertebrates, and plants.

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Original source: Own work Author Neale Monks
Author: Neale Monks
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The Banded puffer lives in the demersal, freshwater, brackish, marine, pH range: 7.0, dH range: 10, depth range - 40 m environment.

banded puffer is covered in spines (except for its "nose", tail, and near the pectoral fins). This puffer is often confused with Colomesus asellus, due to the black bands that transverse its dorsal region. *Limited data available on this puffer. More

i found pages on that banded puffer i just assumed that the guy gave me an incorrect name because thats the only info i could find, and the guy at the shop said he was definatly freshwater. More

Common names

Baiacu in Portuguese (Português)
Baiacu camisa de meia in Portuguese (Português)
Baiacu-açu in Portuguese (Português)
Baiacu-de-água-doce in Portuguese (Português)
Baiacu-lavrado in Portuguese (Português)
Baiacu-listado in Portuguese (Português)
Baiacu-xaréu in Portuguese (Português)
Baloncito in Spanish (español)
Banded puffer in English
Compère in French (français)
Compère à bandes in French (français)
Corrotucho in Spanish (español)
Corrotucho listado in Spanish (español)
Gro-vant in Creole, French
Gro-vant in Creoles and Pidgins, French
Guamaiacu in Portuguese (Português)
Kaijapallokala in Finnish (suomen kieli)
Kuro-obifugu in Japanese (日本語)
Mamaiacu in Portuguese (Português)
Papageienkugelfisch in German (Deutsch)
Papegøjekuglefisk in Danish (dansk)
parrot pufferfish in English
parrot pufferfish in Unknown
点条方头鲀 in Mandarin Chinese
點條方頭魨 in Mandarin Chinese

Order : Tetraodontiformes
Family : Tetraodontidae
Genus : Colomesus
Species : Colomesus psittacus
Authority : Bloch & Schneider, 1801