WoRMS taxon details

Diodon holocanthus Linnaeus, 1758

127402  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:127402)

accepted
Species
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Linnaeus, C. (1758). Systema Naturae per regna tria naturae, secundum classes, ordines, genera, species, cum characteribus, differentiis, synonymis, locis. Editio decima, reformata. Laurentius Salvius: Holmiae. ii, 824 pp., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/10277#page/3/mode/1up [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 
Description Inhabits shallow reefs to open, soft bottoms to at least 100 m . Also in areas with rocky substrata. Sometimes forms groups...  
Description Inhabits shallow reefs to open, soft bottoms to at least 100 m . Also in areas with rocky substrata. Sometimes forms groups (Ref. 9710). Juveniles pelagic to about 6-9 cm. Solitary. Feeds on molluscs, sea urchins, hermit crabs and crabs at night (Ref. 9680). A relatively poor swimmer (Ref. 9710). [details]

Distribution circumtropical in distribution; Western Atlantic: Near Georges Bank to Brazil   
Distribution circumtropical in distribution; Western Atlantic: Near Georges Bank to Brazil  [details]
Froese, R. and D. Pauly. Editors. (2018). FishBase. Diodon holocanthus Linnaeus, 1758. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=127402 on 2018-09-21
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2004-12-21 15:54:05Z
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2008-01-15 17:27:08Z
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original description  (ofDiodon hystrix holocanthus Linnaeus, 1758) Linnaeus, C. (1758). Systema Naturae per regna tria naturae, secundum classes, ordines, genera, species, cum characteribus, differentiis, synonymis, locis. Editio decima, reformata. Laurentius Salvius: Holmiae. ii, 824 pp., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/10277#page/3/mode/1up [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

original description Linnaeus, C. (1758). Systema Naturae per regna tria naturae, secundum classes, ordines, genera, species, cum characteribus, differentiis, synonymis, locis. Editio decima, reformata. Laurentius Salvius: Holmiae. ii, 824 pp., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/10277#page/3/mode/1up [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

basis of record van der Land, J.; Costello, M.J.; Zavodnik, D.; Santos, R.S.; Porteiro, F.M.; Bailly, N.; Eschmeyer, W.N.; Froese, R. (2001). Pisces, in: Costello, M.J. et al. (Ed.) (2001). European register of marine species: a check-list of the marine species in Europe and a bibliography of guides to their identification. Collection Patrimoines Naturels, 50: pp. 357-374 (look up in IMIS[details]   

additional source Gulf of Maine Biogeographic Information System (GMBIS) Electronic Atlas. 2002. November, 2002.  [details]   

additional source McEachran, J. D. (2009). Fishes (Vertebrata: Pisces) of the Gulf of Mexico, Pp. 1223–1316 in: Felder, D.L. and D.K. Camp (eds.), Gulf of Mexico–Origins, Waters, and Biota. Biodiversity. Texas A&M Press, College Station, Texas. [details]   

additional source Liu J.Y. [Ruiyu] (ed.). (2008). Checklist of marine biota of China seas. China Science Press. 1267 pp. (look up in IMIS[details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

additional source Froese, R. & D. Pauly (Editors). (2018). FishBase. World Wide Web electronic publication. , available online at http://www.fishbase.org [details]   

context source (HKRMS) Hong Kong marine fish database. AFCD. , available online at http://www.hk-fish.net/eng/database/index.htm [details]   
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien  Containing type locality 
 

From other sources
Description Inhabits shallow reefs to open, soft bottoms to at least 100 m . Also in areas with rocky substrata. Sometimes forms groups (Ref. 9710). Juveniles pelagic to about 6-9 cm. Solitary. Feeds on molluscs, sea urchins, hermit crabs and crabs at night (Ref. 9680). A relatively poor swimmer (Ref. 9710). [details]

Diet Feeds on mollusks, sea urchins, hermit crabs, and crabs at night  [details]

Distribution circumtropical in distribution; Western Atlantic: Near Georges Bank to Brazil  [details]

Habitat benthic [details]

Habitat Known from seamounts and knolls [details]

Habitat Inhabits shallow reefs to open, soft bottoms. Also in areas with rocky substrata. Sometimes forms groups. [details]

Importance Scientific- used in Chinese medicine [details]
 

LanguageName 
English long-spine porcupinefishballoonfish  [details]
Japanese ハリセンボン  [details]
Spanish pez erizo mapache  [details]