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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Tetraodontiformes
Family: Tetraodontidae Puffers
Subfamily: Tetraodontinae
Genus: Colomesus

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2 species (see list below)

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Photo by Holm, E.

South America
Max. Length 12.8 cm SL
Colomesus asellus (Müller & Troschel, 1849)

Photo by Holm, E.
 
Colomesus asellus
[Amazon puffer]

Photo by Holm, E.

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 28.9 cm SL
Colomesus psittacus (Bloch & Schneider, 1801)

Photo by Holm, E.
 
Colomesus psittacus
[Banded puffer]
2 Species of Family Tetraodontidae with Genus Colomesus
(Puffers)
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Year Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
1849 Colomesus asellus Amazon puffer South America 12.8 SL
1801 Colomesus psittacus Banded puffer Western Atlantic 28.9 SL



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