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Author: Linnaeus, 1758

Diodon hystrix Linnaeus, 1758

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.

Porcupine fish (Diodon hystrix)