Allomycterus pilatus Whitley, 1931
Deep-water burrfish
photo by Good, P.

Family:  Diodontidae (Porcupinefishes (burrfishes))
Max. size:  50 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; depth range 40 - 270 m
Distribution:  Indo-West Pacific: temperate Australia, Tasman Sea and New Zealand.
Biology:  A deepwater species found on the continental shelf. Capable of inflating its body by sucking in air or water and easily gets entangled in nets (Ref. 9563).
IUCN Red List Status: Data deficient (DD); Date assessed: 26 January 2009 Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Binohlan, Crispina B. - 13.08.95
Modified by: Reyes, Rodolfo B. - 15.07.13

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