Tetraodon palembangensis

Tetraodon palembangensis, the King Kong pufferfish or humpback pufferfish, is a species of Tetraodon, the third largest genus in the pufferfish family, growing to about eight inches in length.

The Tetraodon palembangensis lives in the demersal, freshwater environment.

An ambush predator, Tetraodon palembangensis is a very inactive fish, some specimens only moving when food is offered. As such it's really only suitable for the true enthusiast. Correspondingly palembangensis are not seen in the trade very often. More

*aka: Tetraodon palembangensis, Tetraodon steindachneri (invalid), eyespot puffer, kugelfisch palembang The unique markings of T. biocellatus, the figure-eight puffer. More

SYN : Crayracion palembangensis, Tetraodon palembangensis, Tetrodon palembangensis PD : A stocky fish with a broad forehead and protruding eyes. The dorsal and anal fins are rounded and located opposite each other. The caudal is fan-shaped. More

Common names

Buntal in Malay (bahasa Melayu)
Kyhmypallokala in Finnish (suomen kieli)
Ottetalskuglefisk in Danish (dansk)
苏门答腊鲀 in Mandarin Chinese
蘇門答臘魨 in Mandarin Chinese

Order : Tetraodontiformes
Family : Tetraodontidae
Genus : Tetraodon
Species : Tetraodon palembangensis
Authority : Bleeker, 1852