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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Tetraodontiformes
Family: Diodontidae Porcupinefishes (burrfishes)

Genus: Chilomycterus

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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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Chilomycterus spinosus spinosus
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6 species

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
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



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