Spotfin Burrfish
Chilomycterus reticulatus

(Linnaeus, 1758)

Common Name Purgeon Fish
Scientific Classification
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Actinopterygii
Order Tetraodontiformes
Family Diodontidae
Genus Chilomycterus
Species • C. reticulatus

The Spotfin Burrfish (Chilomycterus reticulatus) is a common burrfish typically found in the Caribbean and around the Gulf of Mexico occasionally. It is one of the most popular burrfish. It is in the family Diodontidae.

Marine Marine HabitatsAquariumsGlobal OceansOcean Weather
Vertebrate FishesMammalsReptilesAmphibiansCartilaginous FishesSharks
Invertebrate ArthropodMolluscaEchinodermsCnidaria
Conservation Status Critically EndangeredEndangeredNear ThreatenedVulnerableLeast ConcernData DeficientNot Evaluated

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