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      Registered: July 2003
      Location: Sumner
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      Scientific Name: Chelonodon patoca
      Max. size: 33.0 cm TL (male/unsexed)
      Environment: reef-associated; anadromous; freshwater; brackish; marine
      Distribution: Indo-Pacific: east coast of Africa down to Port Alfred, South Africa (including Madagascar) and as far east as the Admiralty Islands, New Britain and Trobiand Islands; southward to North Australia; northward to China and westward to India and the Gulf of Iran.
      Morphology: Dorsal spines (total): 0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 9-11; Anal spines: 0; Anal soft rays: 8-10. Body covered with prickles.
      Biology: Occurs in coastal waters and enters the lower reaches of rivers and lagoons. Usually found around the mouths of rivers or in brackish mangrove estuaries and sometimes penetrates fresh water, but is never found more than a few km from the sea
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