spotted green puffer ) Marion de Proce, 1822
*aka: green spotted
puffer, spotted puffer, common puffer.
Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Vietnam.
|| 8.0 - 8.5
|| 75 - 82F (24
|| 9- 19dh
|| freshwater to
6 inches (15 cm)
T. nigroviridis is a
freshwater to light brackish species of pufferfish inhabiting rivers, lakes
and flood plains. Although largely carnivorous (mollusks, crustaceans,
invertebrates) it will occasionally eat vegetation. It is the epitome
of aggressive puffers, and a notorious fin-nipper.
Reproductive pairs lay
approximately 200 eggs on a smooth, sheltered surface and are known nest-guarders.
They are dioectic.
One of the more commonly
sold puffers, it is often confused with t. fluviatilis, and t.
schoutedeni. In short, t. nigroviridis has a more
club-like shape (almost balloonish) with
a smooth belly than t. fluviatilis. T. schoutedeni is easy
to differentiate, as it has backward pointing spines along its underbelly.
Identifying these similar looking fish is important, since one is brackish
and the others fresh. You can view an in-depth differentiation in
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