Ecology of Pao brevirostris
Main Ref. Saenjundaeng, P., C. Vidthayanon and C. Grudpun, 2013
Remarks Known from the middle Mekong basin in Thailand as Tetraodon palustris; lives in marshes and swamps with clear and stagnant water in places with many aquatic plants. From aquarium study, they were observed to spent much of the time hidden among roots and in dense clumps of submerged plants. Diet in captivity was mainly juvenile fishes, including Nile Tilapia Oreochromis niloticus, and cyprinids, Barbonymus gonionotus, Cirrhinus siamensis and Hypophthalmichthys molitrix (Ref. 93844).

Aquatic zones / Water bodies

Marine - Neritic Marine - Oceanic Brackishwater Freshwater
Marine zones / Brackish and freshwater bodies
  • supra-littoral zone
  • littoral zone
  • sublittoral zone
  • epipelagic
  • mesopelagic
  • epipelagic
  • abyssopelagic
  • hadopelagic
  • estuaries/lagoons/brackish seas
  • mangroves
  • marshes/swamps
  • rivers/streams
  • lakes/ponds
  • caves
  • exclusively in caves
Highighted items on the list are where Pao brevirostris may be found.


Substrate Ref.
Special habitats
Special habitats Ref.


Associated with
Association remarks


Feeding type mainly animals (troph. 2.8 and up)
Feeding type Ref.
Feeding habit
Feeding habit Ref.
Trophic Level(s)
Estimation method Original sample Unfished population Remark
Troph s.e. Troph s.e.
From diet composition
From individual food items
(e.g. 346)
(e.g. cnidaria)
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