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Diodon holocanthus Linnaeus, 1758

127402  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:127402)

accepted
Species
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Linnaeus, C. (1758). Systema Naturae per regna tria naturae, secundum classes, ordines, genera, species, cum characteribus, differentiis, synonymis, locis. <em>Editio decima, reformata [10th revised edition], vol. 1: 824 pp. Laurentius Salvius: Holmiae.</em> , available online at https://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/726886 [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

(of Diodon hystrix holocanthus Linnaeus, 1758) Linnaeus, C. (1758). Systema Naturae per regna tria naturae, secundum classes, ordines, genera, species, cum characteribus, differentiis, synonymis, locis. <em>Editio decima, reformata [10th revised edition], vol. 1: 824 pp. Laurentius Salvius: Holmiae.</em> , available online at https://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/726886 [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 
Description Inhabits shallow reefs to open, soft bottoms to at least 100 m . Also in areas with rocky substrata. Sometimes forms groups...  
Description Inhabits shallow reefs to open, soft bottoms to at least 100 m . Also in areas with rocky substrata. Sometimes forms groups (Ref. 9710). Juveniles pelagic to about 6-9 cm. Solitary. Feeds on molluscs, sea urchins, hermit crabs and crabs at night (Ref. 9680). A relatively poor swimmer (Ref. 9710). [details]

Distribution circumtropical in distribution; Western Atlantic: Near Georges Bank to Brazil   
Distribution circumtropical in distribution; Western Atlantic: Near Georges Bank to Brazil  [details]
Froese, R. and D. Pauly. Editors. (2024). FishBase. Diodon holocanthus Linnaeus, 1758. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: https://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=127402 on 2024-06-17
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original description Linnaeus, C. (1758). Systema Naturae per regna tria naturae, secundum classes, ordines, genera, species, cum characteribus, differentiis, synonymis, locis. <em>Editio decima, reformata [10th revised edition], vol. 1: 824 pp. Laurentius Salvius: Holmiae.</em> , available online at https://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/726886 [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

original description  (of Diodon multimaculatus Cuvier, 1818) Cuvier, G. (1818). Sur les Diodons, vulgairement orbes-épineux. <em>Mémoires du Muséum d'Histoire Naturelle, Paris.</em> v. 4: 121-138, Pls. 6-7.
page(s): 137, Pl. 7 [details]   

original description  (of Diodon novemmaculatus Cuvier, 1818) Cuvier, G. (1818). Sur les Diodons, vulgairement orbes-épineux. <em>Mémoires du Muséum d'Histoire Naturelle, Paris.</em> v. 4: 121-138, Pls. 6-7.
page(s): 136, Pl. 6 [details]   

original description  (of Diodon paraholocanthus Kotthaus, 1979) Kotthaus, A. (1979). Fische des Indischen Ozeans. Ergebnisse der ichthyologischen Untersuchungen während der Expedition des Forschungsschiffes 'Meteor' in den Indischen Ozean, Oktober 1964 bis Mai 1965. A. Systematischer Teil, XXI. Diverse Ordnungen. <em>Meteor Forschungsergebnisse. Reihe D, Biologie.</em> No. 28: 6-54. [details]   

original description  (of Diodon pilosus Mitchill, 1815) Mitchill, S. L. (1815). The fishes of New-York, described and arranged. <em>Transactions of the Literary and Philosophical Society of New-York.</em> v. 1 (art. 5) (for 1814): 355-492, Pls. 1-6.
page(s): 471, Pl. 6 (fig. 4) [details]   

original description  (of Diodon sexmaculatus Cuvier, 1818) Cuvier, G. (1818). Sur les Diodons, vulgairement orbes-épineux. <em>Mémoires du Muséum d'Histoire Naturelle, Paris.</em> v. 4: 121-138, Pls. 6-7.
page(s): 136, Pl. 7 [details]   

original description  (of Diodon hystrix holocanthus Linnaeus, 1758) Linnaeus, C. (1758). Systema Naturae per regna tria naturae, secundum classes, ordines, genera, species, cum characteribus, differentiis, synonymis, locis. <em>Editio decima, reformata [10th revised edition], vol. 1: 824 pp. Laurentius Salvius: Holmiae.</em> , available online at https://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/726886 [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

original description  (of Diodon quadrimaculatus Cuvier, 1818) Cuvier, G. (1818). Sur les Diodons, vulgairement orbes-épineux. <em>Mémoires du Muséum d'Histoire Naturelle, Paris.</em> v. 4: 121-138, Pls. 6-7.
page(s): 137, Pl. 6 [details]   

context source (HKRMS) Hong Kong marine fish database. <em>AFCD.</em> , available online at https://www.hk-fish.net/en/fish/introduction/ [details]   

context source (Bermuda) Smith-Vaniz, W. F.; Collette, B. B.; Luckhurst, B. E (1999). Fishes of Bermuda: History, zoogeography, annotated checklist, and identification keys (American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists - Special Publication No.4) . ASIH, 424 pp. [details]   

context source (PeRMS) Chirichigno, N.; Cornejo, M. (2001). Catálogo comentado de los peces marinos del Perú. <em>2ª ed. Instituto del Mar de Perú. Publicación Especial. Callao.</em> 314 p. [details]   

basis of record van der Land, J.; Costello, M.J.; Zavodnik, D.; Santos, R.S.; Porteiro, F.M.; Bailly, N.; Eschmeyer, W.N.; Froese, R. (2001). Pisces, <B><I>in</I></B>: Costello, M.J. <i>et al.</i> (Ed.) (2001). <i>European register of marine species: a check-list of the marine species in Europe and a bibliography of guides to their identification. Collection Patrimoines Naturels,</i> 50: pp. 357-374 (look up in IMIS[details]   

additional source Gulf of Maine Biogeographic Information System (GMBIS) Electronic Atlas. 2002. November, 2002.  [details]   

additional source McEachran, J. D. (2009). Fishes (Vertebrata: Pisces) of the Gulf of Mexico, Pp. 1223–1316 in: Felder, D.L. and D.K. Camp (eds.), Gulf of Mexico–Origins, Waters, and Biota. Biodiversity. Texas A&M Press, College Station, Texas. [details]   

additional source Liu, J.Y. [Ruiyu] (ed.). (2008). Checklist of marine biota of China seas. <em>China Science Press.</em> 1267 pp. (look up in IMIS[details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

additional source Froese, R. & D. Pauly (Editors). (2023). FishBase. World Wide Web electronic publication. version (02/2023)., available online at https://www.fishbase.org [details]   

ecology source Looby, A.; Erbe, C.; Bravo, S.; Cox, K.; Davies, H. L.; Di Iorio, L.; Jézéquel, Y.; Juanes, F.; Martin, C. W.; Mooney, T. A.; Radford, C.; Reynolds, L. K.; Rice, A. N.; Riera, A.; Rountree, R.; Spriel, B.; Stanley, J.; Vela, S.; Parsons, M. J. G. (2023). Global inventory of species categorized by known underwater sonifery. <em>Scientific Data.</em> 10(1). (look up in IMIS), available online at https://doi.org/10.1038/s41597-023-02745-4 [details]  OpenAccess publication 
 
 Present  Present in aphia/obis/gbif/idigbio   Inaccurate  Introduced: alien  Containing type locality 
   

From other sources
Description Inhabits shallow reefs to open, soft bottoms to at least 100 m . Also in areas with rocky substrata. Sometimes forms groups (Ref. 9710). Juveniles pelagic to about 6-9 cm. Solitary. Feeds on molluscs, sea urchins, hermit crabs and crabs at night (Ref. 9680). A relatively poor swimmer (Ref. 9710). [details]

Diet Feeds on mollusks, sea urchins, hermit crabs, and crabs at night  [details]

Distribution circumtropical in distribution; Western Atlantic: Near Georges Bank to Brazil  [details]

Habitat Inhabits shallow reefs to open, soft bottoms. Also in areas with rocky substrata. Sometimes forms groups. [details]

Habitat benthic [details]

Habitat Known from seamounts and knolls [details]

Importance Scientific- used in Chinese medicine [details]
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English long-spine porcupinefishballoonfish  [details]
Japanese ハリセンボン  [details]
Spanish pez erizo mapache  [details]
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