Diodon hystrix

Author: Linnaeus, 1758

Diodon hystrix Linnaeus, 1758

Status in World Register of Marine Species:
Accepted name: Diodon hystrix Linnaeus, 1758 (updated 2009-06-25)

Diagnosis: spines on front of head shorter than those just behind pectoral fins. Dorsal finrays 14-17; anal finrays 13-16. Colour: clear brown or olivaceous above, white below; many black spots scattered on body and fins. Size: to 90 cm SL.

Habitat, Food, Reproduction: no data.

Distribution: west coast of Iberian Peninsula, Morocco, Madeira. Perhaps also southern Mediterranean. Elsewhere, in all tropical areas.

Eggs, larvae and young stages. No data.
Otoliths (sagitta). No data.