Chilomycterus spinosus spinosus (Linnaeus, 1758)
photo by Wirtz, P.

Family:  Diodontidae (Porcupinefishes (burrfishes))
Max. size:  28 cm TL (male/unsexed); max.weight: 12.2 g
Environment:  demersal; depth range - 190 m
Distribution:  Southwest Atlantic: Venezuela to Argentina, including Trinidad.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 0-0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 10-12; Anal spines: 0-0; Anal soft rays: 10-11
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 26 May 2015 Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 29.04.01
Modified by: Abucay, Luisa - 04.10.18

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