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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDiodon hystrix Linnaeus, 1758 
AphiaID: 127403

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)
Status accepted
Rank Species
Typetaxon of  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDiodon Linnaeus, 1758
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDiodon Linnaeus, 1758
Synonymised
names
  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDiodon armillatus Whitley, 1933
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDiodon brachiatus Bloch & Schneider, 1801
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDiodon histrix Linnaeus, 1758 (misspelling)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDiodon hystrax Linnaeus, 1758 (misspelling)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDiodon hystris Linnaeus, 1758 (misspelling)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDiodon hystrix hystrix Linnaeus, 1758
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDiodon nudifrons Jenkins, 1903
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDiodon punctatus Cuvier, 1818
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDiodon spinosissimus Cuvier, 1818
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDiodon totara Curtiss, 1938
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorParadiodon hystrix (Linnaeus, 1758)
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]

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Vernacular
Names
 
Language   Name 
English Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorspot-fin porcupinefishUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorporcupinefish  [details]
Spanish Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorpez erizo pecoso  [details]
Direct child
taxa (2)

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Subspecies Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDiodon hystrix holocanthus Linnaeus, 1758 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDiodon holocanthus Linnaeus, 1758
Subspecies Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDiodon hystrix hystrix Linnaeus, 1758 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDiodon hystrix Linnaeus, 1758
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]
Indian Ocean
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorChagos [details]
Kenya
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorKenya [details]
Mediterranean Sea
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMediterranean Sea (introduced: alien[details]
Mozambique
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMozambique [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 editorNorth West Atlantic [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorPortuguese Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Red Sea
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorRed Sea [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]
(no group)
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorNew Zealand Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorSpanish Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Host of  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTaeniacanthus balistae (Claus, 1864) (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHatschekia elliptica Pillai, 1967 (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHatschekia iridescens Wilson C.B., 1913 (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNaobranchia wilsoni Nigrelli, 1933 (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPeniculisa wilsoni Radhakrishnan & Nair, 1977 (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTucca impressus Krøyer, 1837 (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Links Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Barcode of Life (26 barcodes) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Biodiversity Heritage Library (320 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 (58 nucleotides; 10 proteins) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Marine Species Identification Portal 
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 Occurs in lagoon and seaward reefs to at least 50 m. Juveniles pelagic to about 20 cm . A solitary and nocturnal fish that feeds on hard shelled invertebrates like sea urchin, gastropods, and hermit crabs (Ref. 9680). Generally common (Ref. 9710). [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDistribution Western Atlantic: Bermuda, Massachusetts (USA), and northern Gulf of Mexico to Brazil  [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorHabitat Known from seamounts and knolls [details]
Images Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editor[show unreviewed]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:127403
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 hystrix 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=127403 on 2014-07-31
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