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spot-fin porcupinefish, spotted porcupinefish (Diodon hystrix)
Subject: spot-fin porcupinefish, spotted porcupinefish (Diodon hystrix)
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Tucacas.Diodon.Hystrix colour adjusted - spot-fin porcupinefish (Diodon hystrix).jpg
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spot-fin porcupinefish, spotted porcupinefish (Diodon hystrix)

adjusted file of TucacasDiodonHystrix.jpg
Date 2007
Source previous wikimedia file
Author Photo2222

The spot-fin porcupinefish (Diodon hystrix), also known as spotted porcupinefish, black-spotted porcupinefish or simply porcupinefish, is a member of the family Diodontidae. The porcupinefish is found in all the tropical and subtropical waters of the world, including the Mediterranean Sea. Order: Tetraodontiformes, Family: Diodontidae, Genus: Diodon, Species: Diodon hystrix Linnaeus, 1758.

Scientific Name: Diodon hystrix Linnaeus, 1758
Common Names:
English – Spot-fin Porcupinefish, Black-spotted Porcupinefish, Burrfish, Freckled Porcupinefish, Giant porcupinefish, Giant Porcupinefish, Hedgehog, Hedgehog Fish, Porcupinefish, Sharptail Mola, Spiny Puffer, Ajargo, Spotted Percupine Fish, Spotted Porcupine, Spotted Porcupinefish, Ballonfish
French – Poisson Porc-épic, Grand Porc-épic, Porc-épic Boubou, Porc-épic Pointillé, Porc-épine Boubou
Spanish – Batana, Batea, Guanabana, Guanábana, Pejerizo Común, Pez Eriso, Pez Erizo Del Punteado, Pez Erizo Pecoso, Puercoespín, Puerco Espín, Puerco Espino, Puercoespín Pecoso, Tamborillo, Tamboril Pintado
Diodon armillatus Whitley, 1933
Diodon brachiatus Bloch & Schneider, 1801
Diodon nudifrons Jenkins, 1903
Diodon punctatus Cuvier, 1818
Diodon spinosissimus Cuvier, 1818
Diodon totara Curtiss, 1938

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