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Chilomycterus antillarum  Jordan & Rutter, 1897

Web 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).   More on author: Jordan.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; reef-associated; depth range 1 - 44 m (Ref. 9710).   Tropical, preferred ?

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Western Atlantic: southeastern Florida, USA and the Bahamas to northeastern Brazil (Ref. 13608).

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Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 30.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 26938)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 13; Anal spines: 0; Anal soft rays: 11 - 12. Body with five or more black blotches and a fine network of lines which cuts off pale, cell-like areas (Ref. 5521). Spines short, especially those ventrally on body, and rigidly erect; 12 spines in an approximately row from front of head to dorsal fin; a large black spot above pectoral fin and a smaller one beneath and posterior to fin (Ref. 13442).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Inhabits coral reefs with adjacent seagrass and rubble areas (Ref. 9710). Between 1995 and 2000, at least 10 specimens have been traded as aquarium fish at Ceará, Brazil (Ref. 49392).

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Uyeno, T., K. Matsuura and E. Fujii (eds.), 1983. Fishes trawled off Suriname and French Guiana. Japan Marine Fishery Resource Research Center, Tokyo, Japan. 519 p. (Ref. 13608)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 109396)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Fisheries: of no interest
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