Thalassophryne amazonica

The Thalassophryne amazonica lives in the demersal, freshwater environment.

It is Thalassophryne amazonica and hails from the Amazon River basin in South America. It also has venomous spines so it is not a fish to be fooled around with. More

Thalassophryne amazonica Steindachner 1876 - (Collette 1966:849 , Collette in Reis et al. 2003:510 , Menezes in Menezes et al. 2003:63 , Greenfield et al. 2008:675 ). Current status: Valid as Thalassophryne amazonica Steindachner 1876 Batrachoididae: Thalassophryninae. Distribution: Amazon River basin: Brazil, Ecuador and Peru. Habitat: freshwater. More

of which Thalassophryne amazonica is the only freshwater representative. The others (T. nattereri, T. maculosa, T. megalops, T. montevidensis and T. punctata) are all estuarine animals distributed along the western Atlantic coastlines of Central and South America and inhabit brackish-to-marine waters. More

Thalassophryne amazonica can easily be combined with medium sized fish such as gouramis and barbs of equivalent or larger size. It is a very placid animal though, and shouldn’t be kept with anything likely to harass it. More

Common names

Jokikonnakala in Finnish (suomen kieli)
亚马逊海蟾鱼 in Mandarin Chinese
亚马逊海蟾鱼 in Unknown
亞馬遜海蟾魚 in Mandarin Chinese
亞馬遜海蟾魚 in Unknown

Order : Batrachoidiformes
Family : Batrachoididae
Genus : Thalassophryne
Species : Thalassophryne amazonica
Authority : Steindachner, 1876