Diodon liturosus Shaw,

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: 336

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Diodon liturosus Shaw


Diodon liturosus Shaw  [ex Lacepède] 1804—Black-blotched porcupinefish

Status at New Ireland. New record, based on a specimen photographed at Lissenung Island, Kavieng District , 12 m depth, by Dean Tully on 28 June 2013.

Distribution and habitat. New Ireland: 2.—General distribution: South Africa and Mascarenes east to Society Islands, north to southern Japan, south to New Caledonia. Found on coral reef edges and slopes, often in caves and holes in shallow reefs, juveniles in lagoon habitats, 0–90 m depth. Marine.