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Family: Diodontidae Porcupinefishes (burrfishes)



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Photo by Good, P.

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 50 cm TL
Allomycterus pilatus Whitley, 1931

Photo by Good, P.
 
Allomycterus pilatus
[Deep-water burrfish]

Photo by Pialek, L.

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 38 cm TL
Chilomycterus antennatus (Cuvier, 1816)

Photo by Pialek, L.
 
Chilomycterus antennatus
[Bridled burrfish]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 30 cm TL
Chilomycterus antillarum Jordan & Rutter, 1897

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Chilomycterus antillarum
[Web burrfish]

Photo by Hernández-González, C.L.

Circumglobal
Max. Length 69.7 cm NG
Chilomycterus reticulatus (Linnaeus, 1758)

Photo by Hernández-González, C.L.
 
Chilomycterus reticulatus
[Spotfin burrfish]

Photo by Johnson, L.

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 27.9 cm TL
Chilomycterus schoepfii (Walbaum, 1792)

Photo by Johnson, L.
 
Chilomycterus schoepfii
[Striped burrfish]

Photo by Wirtz, P.

Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 25 cm TL
Chilomycterus spinosus mauretanicus (Le Danois, 1954)

Photo by Wirtz, P.
 
Chilomycterus spinosus mauretanicus
[Guinean burrfish]

Photo by Wirtz, P.

Southwest Atlantic
Max. Length 28 cm TL
Chilomycterus spinosus spinosus (Linnaeus, 1758)

Photo by Wirtz, P.
 
Chilomycterus spinosus spinosus
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Photo by CSIRO

Western Pacific
Max. Length 25 cm SL
Cyclichthys hardenbergi (de Beaufort, 1939)

Photo by CSIRO
 
Cyclichthys hardenbergi
[Hardenburg's burrfish]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 30 cm TL
Cyclichthys orbicularis (Bloch, 1785)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Cyclichthys orbicularis
[Birdbeak burrfish]

Photo by Henlé, C.

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 34 cm TL
Cyclichthys spilostylus (Leis & Randall, 1982)

Photo by Henlé, C.
 
Cyclichthys spilostylus
[Spotbase burrfish]

Photo by Yau, B.

Western Pacific
Max. Length 40 cm SL
Dicotylichthys punctulatus Kaup, 1855

Photo by Yau, B.
 
Dicotylichthys punctulatus
[Three-barred porcupinefish]

Photo by Tanaka, H.

Circumtropical.
Max. Length 27 cm TL
Diodon eydouxii Brisout de Barneville, 1846

Photo by Tanaka, H.
 
Diodon eydouxii
[Pelagic porcupinefish]

Photo by Patzner, R.

Circumtropical in distrib
Max. Length 50 cm TL
Diodon holocanthus Linnaeus, 1758

Photo by Patzner, R.
 
Diodon holocanthus
[Longspined porcupinefish]

Photo by Winterbottom, R.

Circumtropical. Eastern
Max. Length 91 cm TL
Diodon hystrix Linnaeus, 1758

Photo by Winterbottom, R.
 
Diodon hystrix
[Spot-fin porcupinefish]

Photo by Field, R.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 65 cm TL
Diodon liturosus Shaw, 1804

Photo by Field, R.
 
Diodon liturosus
[Black-blotched porcupinefish]

Photo by Good, P.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 40 cm TL
Diodon nicthemerus Cuvier, 1818

Photo by Good, P.
 
Diodon nicthemerus
[Slender-spined porcupine fish]

Photo by Field, R.

Indo-Pacific.
Max. Length 30 cm SL
Lophodiodon calori (Bianconi, 1854)

Photo by Field, R.
 
Lophodiodon calori
[Four-bar porcupinefish]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 30 cm TL
Tragulichthys jaculiferus (Cuvier, 1818)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Tragulichthys jaculiferus
[Longspine burrfish]



18 species

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Allomycterus pilatus Deep-water burrfish Indo-West Pacific 50 TL 1931
Chilomycterus antennatus Bridled burrfish Western Atlantic 38 TL 1816
Chilomycterus antillarum Web burrfish Western Atlantic 30 TL 1897
Chilomycterus reticulatus Spotfin burrfish Circumglobal 69.7 NG 1758
Chilomycterus schoepfii Striped burrfish Western Atlantic 27.9 TL 1792
Chilomycterus spinosus mauretanicus Guinean burrfish Eastern Atlantic 25 TL 1954
Chilomycterus spinosus spinosus Southwest Atlantic 28 TL 1758
Cyclichthys hardenbergi Hardenburg's burrfish Western Pacific 25 SL 1939
Cyclichthys orbicularis Birdbeak burrfish Indo-West Pacific 30 TL 1785
Cyclichthys spilostylus Spotbase burrfish Indo-West Pacific 34 TL 1982
Dicotylichthys punctulatus Three-barred porcupinefish Western Pacific 40 SL 1855
Diodon eydouxii Pelagic porcupinefish Circumtropical. 27 TL 1846
Diodon holocanthus Longspined porcupinefish Circumtropical in distrib 50 TL 1758
Diodon hystrix Spot-fin porcupinefish Circumtropical. Eastern 91 TL 1758
Diodon liturosus Black-blotched porcupinefish Indo-Pacific 65 TL 1804
Diodon nicthemerus Slender-spined porcupine fish Indo-Pacific 40 TL 1818
Lophodiodon calori Four-bar porcupinefish Indo-Pacific. 30 SL 1854
Tragulichthys jaculiferus Longspine burrfish Indo-West Pacific 30 TL 1818



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