Australian Biological Resources Study

Australian Faunal Directory


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CAAB: 37469015

Species Diodon hystrix Linnaeus, 1758

Spotted Porcupinefish, Black-spotted Porcupine-fish, Porcupinefish, Spotfin Porcupinefish




New South Wales, Queensland

Extra Distribution Information

Ningaloo Reef (22º47'S) to Dampier Archipelago (20º33'S), WA, Rowley Shoals (17º28) and Scott Reef (14º05'S), WA, Ashmore Reef, Timor Sea (12º16'S), Christmas Island, Cocos (Keeling) Islands, and Sweers Island, Gulf of Carpentaria, QLD (139º37'E) to Yamba, NSW (29º39'S), also Coral Sea Islands, Lord Howe Island and Norfolk Island; tropical, circumglobal.

IBRA and IMCRA regions (map not available)


Lord Howe Province (14), Northeast Province (18), Timor Province (2), Norfolk Island Province (21), Cocos (Keeling) Island Province (22), Christmas Island Province (23), Northern Shelf Province (25), Northwest Shelf Province (27), Central Western Shelf Transition (28), Northwest Transition (3), Central Eastern Shelf Transition (39), Northeast Shelf Province (40), Northeast Shelf Transition (41)

Other Regions

Coral Sea Islands Territory, Territory of Ashmore & Cartier Islands

Distribution References

Ecological Descriptors

Coastal, continental shelf, coral reef, inshore.

Extra Ecological Information

1-50 m.


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)