Pao abei

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Monotrete abei


Taxonavigation: Tetraodontoidei 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Cladus: Unikonta
Cladus: Opisthokonta
Cladus: Holozoa
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Superphylum: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Megaclassis: Osteichthyes
Superclassis/Classis: Actinopterygii
Classis/Subclassis: Actinopteri
Subclassis/Infraclassis: Neopterygii
Infraclassis: Teleostei
Megacohors: Osteoglossocephalai
Supercohors: Clupeocephala
Cohors: Euteleosteomorpha
Subcohors: Neoteleostei
Infracohors: Eurypterygia
Sectio: Ctenosquamata
Subsectio: Acanthomorphata
Divisio/Superordo: Acanthopterygii
Subdivisio: Percomorphaceae
Series: Eupercaria
Ordo: Tetraodontiformes
Subordo: Tetraodontoidei

Familia: Tetraodontidae
Genus: Pao
Species: Pao abei



Pao abei (Roberts, 1998)

  • Holotype: CAS 91016.
  • Paratypes: CAS 91017-20 (2, 1, 4, 1), 91832 (2).

Type locality: Xe Bang Fai watershed, Xe Bang Fai at Ban Geng Sahwang, Mekong basin, Laos.

Etymology: Named in honor of Japanese ichthyologist Tokiharu Abe, who contributed very much to the study of this group of species.




  • Kottelat, M.; 2001: Fishes of Laos. WHT Publications, Colombo. 1-198, Pls. 1-48.

Vernacular names

English: Abe's puffer, Orange spotted puffer
ไทย: ปลาปักเป้าจุดส้ม