First report of Chelonodontops bengalensis (Tetraodontiformes: Tetraodontidae) from Indian coast

Anil MOHAPATRA, Swarup Ranjan MOHANTY, Subhrendu Sekhar MISHRA, Prasad Chandra TUDU


Chelonodontops bengalensis Habib et al., 2018 is reported for the first time from Indian waters on the basis of five specimens collected from west Bengal coast. In this paper, more details on the morphological characters have been provided and dorsal spinules are compared with all the species in the genus found in India. A revised key for the genus Chelonodontops is also been provided in this paper.


Puffer, West Bengal, East coast of India, Chelonodontops, Revised key.

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