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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Tetraodontiformes
Family: Diodontidae Porcupinefishes (burrfishes)

Genus: Chilomycterus

(See list of species below)



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6 species (see list below)

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Photo by Pialek, L.

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 38 cm TL
Chilomycterus antennatus (Cuvier, 1816)

Photo by Pialek, L.
 
Chilomycterus antennatus
[Bridled burrfish]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 30 cm TL
Chilomycterus antillarum Jordan & Rutter, 1897

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Chilomycterus antillarum
[Web burrfish]

Photo by Hernández-González, C.L.

Circumglobal
Max. Length 69.7 cm NG
Chilomycterus reticulatus (Linnaeus, 1758)

Photo by Hernández-González, C.L.
 
Chilomycterus reticulatus
[Spotfin burrfish]

Photo by Johnson, L.

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 27.9 cm TL
Chilomycterus schoepfii (Walbaum, 1792)

Photo by Johnson, L.
 
Chilomycterus schoepfii
[Striped burrfish]

Photo by Wirtz, P.

Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 25 cm TL
Chilomycterus spinosus mauretanicus (Le Danois, 1954)

Photo by Wirtz, P.
 
Chilomycterus spinosus mauretanicus
[Guinean burrfish]

Photo by Wirtz, P.

Southwest Atlantic
Max. Length 25 cm NG
Chilomycterus spinosus spinosus (Linnaeus, 1758)

Photo by Wirtz, P.
 
Chilomycterus spinosus spinosus
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6 Species of Family Diodontidae with Genus Chilomycterus
(Porcupinefishes (burrfishes))
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Year Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
1816 Chilomycterus antennatus Bridled burrfish Western Atlantic 38 TL
1897 Chilomycterus antillarum Web burrfish Western Atlantic 30 TL
1758 Chilomycterus reticulatus Spotfin burrfish Circumglobal 69.7 NG
1792 Chilomycterus schoepfii Striped burrfish Western Atlantic 27.9 TL
1954 Chilomycterus spinosus mauretanicus Guinean burrfish Eastern Atlantic 25 TL
1758 Chilomycterus spinosus spinosus Southwest Atlantic 25 NG



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