Pao barbatus

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 barbatus


Pao barbatus (Roberts, 1998)

  • Holotype: CAS 79100.
  • Paratypes: CAS 79101-02 (5, 3), 79104 (not given), 91015 (1); NSMT-P 46293 (2); UMMZ 214496 (3), 217312 (not given), 217313-15 (2, 2, 1).

Type locality: Huay Huang, 30 kilometers west of Chiang Khan Loei Province, Thailand.



  • Roberts, T. R.; 1998: Freshwater fugu or pufferfishes of the genus Tetraodon from the Mekong basin, with descriptions of two new species. Ichthyological Research 45 (3): 225-234. Reference page
  • Saenjundaeng, P., Grudpun, G. & Vidthayanon, C.; 2013: Validation of Tetraodon barbatus Roberts, 1998, a Freshwater Pufferfish (Family Tetraodontidae) from the Mekong River. Tropical Natural History, 13 (2): 77–85. PDF