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Chilomycterus antennatus  (Cuvier, 1816)

Bridled burrfish
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Tetraodontiformes (Puffers and filefishes) > Diodontidae (Porcupinefishes (burrfishes))
Etymology: Chilomycterus: Greek, cheilos = lip + Greek, mykter, -eros = nose (Ref. 45335).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; reef-associated; depth range 2 - 13 m (Ref. 9710).   Tropical

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Western Atlantic: southeastern Florida, USA and the Bahamas to northern South America. Eastern Atlantic: off Mauritania (Ref. 5377).

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 38.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 26938)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal soft rays (total): 11-13; Anal soft rays: 11 - 12. Spines on head and body short, fixed, and with a fleshy sheath, those on sides and top of body more vertically erect; 10 to 12 spines in an approximate row from snout to dorsal fin; a long fleshy tentacle above eye; small black spots on head and body but not on fins (Ref. 13442).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Occurs usually on or near coral reefs (Ref. 7251). Rare, most often found from seagrass beds (Ref. 13442).

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Lieske, E. and R. Myers, 1994. Collins Pocket Guide. Coral reef fishes. Indo-Pacific & Caribbean including the Red Sea. Haper Collins Publishers, 400 p. (Ref. 9710)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 115941)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Fisheries: of no interest
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Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969): 23.5 - 28.1, mean 27.3 (based on 1017 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5313   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.03090 (0.01293 - 0.07384), b=2.89 (2.68 - 3.10), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.8   ±0.3 se; Based on diet studies.
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  .
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (20 of 100) .