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Spotfin Burrfish
SpottedBurrfish
Chilomycterus reticulatus

(Linnaeus, 1758)

Information
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.


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Vertebrate FishesMammalsReptilesAmphibiansCartilaginous FishesSharks
Invertebrate ArthropodMolluscaEchinodermsCnidaria
Conservation Status Critically EndangeredEndangeredNear ThreatenedVulnerableLeast ConcernData DeficientNot Evaluated

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