Pao palembangensis (Bleeker, 1851)
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Family:  Tetraodontidae (Puffers), subfamily: Tetraodontinae
Max. size:  19.4 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; freshwater
Distribution:  Asia: Laos, Thailand, Malaysia, and Indonesia.
Diagnosis:   
Biology:  Inhabits lakes and rivers (Ref. 56749). Locally consumed; kept alive until processing, and the skin and internal organs are removed before cooking (Ref. 56749).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 06 January 2020 Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Casal, Christine Marie V. - 03.09.96
Modified by: Torres, Armi G. - 15.09.14

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