Tetraodon mbu Boulenger, 1899
Fresh water puffer fish
Tetraodon mbu
photo by Germeau, G./ Doumont, Y.

Family:  Tetraodontidae (Puffers), subfamily: Tetraodontinae
Max. size:  67 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; freshwater; brackish
Distribution:  Africa: widely distributed in Lake Tanganyika and the Congo basin.
Diagnosis:   
Biology:  Inhabits large rivers and lakes (Ref. 2829). Also occurs in estuaries (Ref. 4967).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 01 May 2009 Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  poisonous to eat
Country info:   
 

Entered by: Sa-a, Pascualita - 09.05.94
Modified by: Bailly, Nicolas - 15.07.13
Checked by: Sa-a, Pascualita - 12.07.94

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