Australian Biological Resources Study

Australian Faunal Directory


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CAAB: 37469014

Species Chilomycterus reticulatus (Linnaeus, 1758)

Spotfin Porcupinefish, Few-spined Porcupine-fish, Spotfin Burrfish, Spottedfin Burrfish

Generic Combinations




New South Wales, Queensland, Western Australia

Extra Distribution Information

Broome (17°57'S) to Cambridge Gulf (128°14'E), WA, Coral Sea east of Cape York (11°03'S, 144°51'E), and Myrmidon Reef, QLD (18º16'S) to Yamba, NSW (29º48'S), also Lord Howe Island, NSW; tropical, circumglobal.

IBRA and IMCRA regions (map not available)


Lord Howe Province (14), Cape Province (20), Northwest Shelf Transition (26), Northwest Shelf Province (27), Central Eastern Shelf Province (38), Central Eastern Shelf Transition (39), Northeast Shelf Province (40), Northeast Shelf Transition (41)

Distribution References

Ecological Descriptors

Continental shelf, pelagic.


History of changes

Note that this list may be incomplete for dates prior to September 2013.
Published As part of group Action Date Action Type Compiler(s)
12-Feb-2010 (import)