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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDiodon holocanthus Linnaeus, 1758 
AphiaID: 127402

Classification: Biota > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAnimalia (Kingdom) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorChordata (Phylum) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorVertebrata (Subphylum) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGnathostomata (Superclass) > Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorPisces (Superclass) > Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorActinopterygii (Class) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTetraodontiformes (Order) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDiodontidae (Family) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDiodon (Genus) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDiodon holocanthus (Species)
Status accepted
Rank Species
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDiodon Linnaeus, 1758
Synonymised
names
  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAtopomycterus bocagei Steindachner, 1866
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDiodon holacanthus Linnaeus, 1758 (misspelling)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDiodon hystrix holocanthus Linnaeus, 1758
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDiodon maculifer Kaup, 1855
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDiodon multimaculatus Cuvier, 1818
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDiodon novemaculatus Cuvier, 1818 (misspelling)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDiodon novemmaculatus Cuvier, 1818
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDiodon paraholocanthus Kotthaus, 1979
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDiodon pilosus Mitchill, 1815
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDiodon quadrimaculatus Cuvier, 1818
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDiodon sexmaculatus Cuvier, 1818
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorParadiodon quadrimaculatus (Cuvier, 1818)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTrichodiodon pilosus (Mitchill, 1815)
Sources  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://gdz.sub.uni-goettingen.de/no_cache/dms/load/toc/?IDDOC=265100 [details]

[show all]
Vernacular
Names
 
Language   Name 
English Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorlong-spine porcupinefishUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorballoonfish  [details]
Spanish Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorpez erizo mapache  [details]
Environment marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Distribution 
From other sources
Federal Republic of Somalia
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorSomalia [details]
Gulf of Mexico
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorGulf of Mexico [details]
Kenya
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorKenya [details]
Mozambique
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMozambique [from synonym] [view taxon] [details]
North Atlantic Ocean
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorAzores Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorEuropean waters (ERMS scope) [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorGulf of Maine [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorNorth West Atlantic [details]
Red Sea
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorRed Sea [details]
Republic of Mauritius
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMauritius [details]
Seychelles
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorSeychelles [details]
South Africa
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorSouth Africa (country) [details]
Host of  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHatschekia elliptica Pillai, 1967 [via synonym] (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHatschekia iridescens Wilson C.B., 1913 [via synonym] (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPennella diodontis Oken, 1815 [via synonym] (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTaeniacanthus similis Dojiri & Cressey, 1987 [via synonym] (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNesippus costatus Wilson C.B., 1924 [via synonym] (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPennatula sagitta Linnaeus, 1758 [via synonym] (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Links Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Barcode of Life (72 barcodes) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Biodiversity Heritage Library (42 publications) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Encyclopedia of Life 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo FishBase 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo GenBank (210 nucleotides; 184 proteins) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Marine Species Identification Portal 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo PESI 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo ITIS
Notes 
From other sources
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDescription 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]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDiet Feeds on mollusks, sea urchins, hermit crabs, and crabs at night  [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDistribution circumtropical in distribution; Western Atlantic: Near Georges Bank to Brazil  [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorHabitat benthic [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorHabitat Known from seamounts and knolls [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorHabitat Inhabits shallow reefs to open, soft bottoms. Also in areas with rocky substrata. Sometimes forms groups. [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorImportance Scientific- used in Chinese medicine [details]
Images Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editor[show unreviewed]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:127402
Taxonomic
Edit history
 
Date   action   by
2004-12-21 15:54:05Z  created  van der Land, Jacob
2008-01-15 17:27:08Z  changed  Bailly, Nicolas
  
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  Citation: Bailly, N. (2014). Diodon holocanthus Linnaeus, 1758. In: Froese, R. and D. Pauly. Editors. (2014) FishBase. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=127402 on 2014-12-27
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