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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDiodon liturosus Shaw, 1804 
AphiaID: 219970

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
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDiodon Linnaeus, 1758
Synonymised
names
  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDiodon bleekeri Günther, 1910
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDiodon literosus Shaw, 1804 (misspelling)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDiodon lituratus Shaw, 1804 (misspelling)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDiodon maculatus Duméril, 1855
Sources  basis of record McClanahan, T.R. (1994). Kenya coral reef lagoon fish: effects of fishing, substrate complexity, and sea urchins. Coral Reefs 13: 231-241 [details]

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Vernacular
Names
 
Language   Name 
English Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorblack-blotched porcupinefish  [details]
Environment marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Distribution 
From other sources
Djibouti
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDjibouti [details]
Kenya
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorKenya [details]
Mozambique
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMozambique [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 iridescens Wilson C.B., 1913 (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Links Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Barcode of Life (4 barcodes) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Biodiversity Heritage Library (14 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 (4 nucleotides; 1 proteins) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo ITIS
Note 
From other sources
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDescription Inhabits reef edges and slopes. Rests in caves and ledges during the day and forages at night. Solitary. Feeds on crustaceans and mollusks. Not usually marketed. [details]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:219970
Taxonomic
Edit history
 
Date   action   by
1997-03-04 14:55:14Z  created  Vanden Berghe, Edward
2008-01-15 17:27:08Z  changed  Bailly, Nicolas
  
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  Citation: Bailly, N. (2014). Diodon liturosus Shaw, 1804. 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=219970 on 2014-07-25
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