Diodon hystrix Linnaeus 1758,

Andréfouët, Serge, Chen, Wei-Jen, Kinch, Jeff, Mana, Ralph, Russell, Barry C., Tully, Dean & White, William T., 2019, Checklist of the marine and estuarine fishes of New Ireland Province, Papua New Guinea, western Pacific Ocean, with 810 new records, Zootaxa 4588 (1), pp. 1-360: 335-336

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Diodon hystrix Linnaeus 1758


Diodon hystrix Linnaeus 1758  —Porcupinefish ( Fig. 177View FIGURE 177)

Status at New Ireland. First recorded from St. Mathias by Duncker & Mohr (1929: 79), based on ZMH 17774View Materials. A specimen photographed at Lissenung Island by Dietmar Amon on 16 Aug. 2009, and at 5 m depth by Dean Tully on 20 Sept. 2012. NTUM material.

Distribution and habitat. New Ireland: 2, 4.—General distribution: Circumglobal in tropical and warm temperate oceans. Found on coral and rocky reefs, 0–50 m depth. Marine.