Notes on the occurrence of a rare pufferfish, Chelonodontops leopardus (Day, 1878) (Tetraodontiformes: Tetraodontidae), in the freshwaters of Payaswini River, Karnataka, India

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Priyankar Chakraborty
Subhrendu Sekhar Mishra
Kranti Yardi


We report the Banded Leopard blowfish, Chelonodontops leopardus (Day 1878) from the freshwater region of Payaswini River, near Sullia Town, Dakshin Kannada District, Karnataka in India about 65km away from the coastline of the Arabian Sea. The paper provides the taxonomic account of the fish and its distribution.

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