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Tetraodon leiurus (target puffer) Bleeker, 1851


*aka: twin spot puffer [invalid synonyms:  Monotreta leiurus,Crayacion cochinchinensis, Tetrodon bergii, Tetrodon hilgendorfii,  Tetrodon cambodgiensis, Monotreta cambodgiensis, Tetraodon fangi, Tetraodon leiurus brevirostris, Tetraodon ocellaris]
 
 
T. leiurus, the target puffer
Origin  Chad basin, Niger, Volta, Gambia, Nile, Geba and Sénégal Rivers. 
pH Range  7.0
Temp.   75 - 82F (24 - 28C)
Hardness  10 - 12dH
Salinity  fresh to brackish
Length  to 5 inches (13 cm) 
Diet  live, frozen


T. leiurus is found inhabiting the flowing and standing waters of southeast Asia, mainly the lower Mekong river region.  It is found in both freshwater and brackish environments.  It is here that it feeds on normal puffer fare, including various mollusks and crustacea.  It is a highly aggressive fish, and a notorious fin nipper.
 
 

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