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

Genus: Diodon

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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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



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