Dichotomyctere ocellatus

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Dichotomyctere ocellatus


Taxonavigation: Tetraodontiformes 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Superphylum: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Cladus: Craniata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Megaclassis/Superclassis: 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

Familia: Tetraodontidae
Genus: Dichotomyctere
Species: Dichotomyctere ocellatus


Dichotomyctere ocellatus (Steindachner, 1870)

  • Syntypes: NMW [4].

Type locality: Malaysia, Johor, Pengulon Patie [Pengkalan Petai ?].


Junior secondary homonym of Tetraodon ocellatus Linnaeus, 1758: 333, Tetrodon ocellatus Bennett, 1830: [21], pl. 21 and Tetrodon ocellatus Peters, 1855: 462 when placed in Tetraodon by Dekkers, 1975: 132.


  • Dekkers, W.J. 1975. Review of the Asiatic freshwater puffers of the genus Tetraodon Linnaeus, 1758 (Pisces, Tetraodontiformes, Tetraodontidae). Bijdragen tot de Dierkunde 45(1): 87–142. Reference page
  • Kottelat, M. 2013. The fishes of the inland waters of southeast Asia: a catalogue and core bibiography of the fishes known to occur in freshwaters, mangroves and estuaries. Raffles Bulletin of Zoology Supplement No. 27: 1–663. Full issue (PDF). Reference page
  • Steindachner, F.; 1870: Ichthyologische Notizen (X). (Schluss). Sitzungsberichte der Kaiserlichen Akademie der Wissenschaften. Mathematisch-Naturwissenschaftliche Classe, 61 (1. Abth.): 623-642, Pls. 1-5. BHL
  • Tirant, G. 1885. Notes sur les poissons de la Basse-Cochinchine et du Cambodge. Excursions et reconnaissances 10: 91–198 [Continues from v. 9:438.] Reference page

Vernacular names[edit]

English: Figure 8 puffer, Eyespot puffer
ไทย: ปลาปักเป้าซีลอน, ปลาปักเป้าเลขแปด