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Diodon holocanthus (Ajargo; Balloon porcupinefish; Balloonfish; Baloon pufferfish; Baloonfish; Bloched porcupine fish; Blotched porcupine; Brown porcupine fish; Fine-spotted porcupinefish; Freckled porcupinefish; Hedgehog fish; Longspine porcupinefish; Long-spine porcupinefish; Long-spined porcupine fish; Porcupine; Porcupinefish; Spiny balloonfish; Spiny porcupinefish; Spiny puffer; Spiny pufferfish; Porcupine fish; Longspined porcupinefish; Burrfish; Ballonfish)

Synonyms: Atopomycterus bocagei; Diodon holacanthus; Diodon hystrix holocanthus; Diodon maculifer; Diodon multimaculatus; Diodon novemaculatus; Diodon novemmaculatus; Diodon paraholocanthus; Diodon pilosus; Diodon quadrimaculatus; Diodon sexmaculatus; Paradiodon quadrimaculatus; Trichodiodon pilosus
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Wikipedia Abstract

Diodon holocanthus, known commonly as the longspined porcupinefish or freckled porcupinefish among other vernacular names, is a species of marine fish in the family Diodontidae.
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Attributes

Water Biome [1]  Reef, Coastal

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Archipelago de Colon Biosphere Reserve 34336011 Galapagos Islands, Ecuador  
Banco Chinchorro Biosphere Reserve VI 358906 Mexico    
Cayos Cochinos Archipelago National Park Natural Marine Monument   Honduras  
Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary IV 2387149 Florida, United States
Ranong   Thailand      
Reserva de la Biosfera de Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve VI 1312618 Mexico  
Saba Marine Park National Marine Park II 5573 Netherlands Antilles  
Seaflower Marine Protected Area 15125514 Colombia      

Ecosystems

Prey / Diet

Aegires ortizi[2]
Americardia guppyi (guppy strawberry cockle)[2]
Aplysia parvula (pygmy seahare)[2]
Aplysilla pallida (sponge)[3]
Arca zebra (turkey wing)[2]
Arcopsis adamsi (adams ark)[2]
Atagema browni[2]
Barbatia candida (white-beard ark)[2]
Barbatia domingensis (white miniature ark)[2]
Calliostoma javanicum (chocolate-line topsnail)[2]
Caribachlamys ornata (ornate scallop)[2]
Caribachlamys pellucens (knobby scallop)[2]
Ceratophyllidia papilligera[2]
Chama macerophylla (leafy jewelbox)[2]
Chama sarda (cherry jewelbox)[2]
Coralliophila aberrans (globose coralsnail)[2]
Coralliophila caribaea (Caribbean coralsnail)[2]
Coralliophila monodonta[4]
Dendrodoris krebsii (Kreb's doris)[2]
Diadema antillarum (long-spined sea urchin)[2]
Diodora dysoni (Dyson's keyhole limpet)[2]
Domecia acanthophora (elkhorn coral crab)[2]
Echinometra lucunter (rock boring urchin)[2]
Echinometra viridis (Green boring reef urchin)[2]
Eoacmaea pustulata (spotted limpet)[2]
Erosaria spurca (Dirty Cowry)[2]
Eucidaris tribuloides (slate pencil urchin)[2]
Felimida clenchi (harlequin blue doris)[2]
Garthiope barbadensis (prickly mud crab)[2]
Geitodoris pusae[2]
Hexabranchus morsomus[2]
Hexapanopeus caribbaeus (Caribbean mud crab)[2]
Isognomon bicolor (bicolored purse-oyster)[2]
Isognomon radiatus (lister purse-oyster)[2]
Jenneria pustulata (Jenner's cowry)[4]
Laevichlamys multisquamata (many-ribbed scallop)[2]
Lima lima (spiny fileclam)[2]
Limaria pellucida (Antillean fileclam)[2]
Lithopoma caelatum (carved starsnail)[2]
Lithopoma tectum (West Indian starsnail)[2]
Lithopoma tuber (green starsnail)[2]
Luria cinerea (atlantic gray cowrie)[2]
Macrocypraea zebra (measled cowrie)[2]
Micropanope nuttingi (beaded mud crab)[2]
Microphrys antillensis (lobed decorator crab)[2]
Microphrys bicornutus (speck-claw decorator crab)[2]
Mithraculus cinctimanus (banded clinging crab)[2]
Mithraculus ruber[2]
Mithraculus sculptus (green clinging crab)[2]
Mithrax aculeatus[2]
Mithrax hemphilli[2]
Mithrax holderi[2]
Mithrax spinosissimus (channel clinging crab)[2]
Mithrax verrucosus (paved clinging crab)[2]
Monoplex pilearis (hairy triton)[2]
Pachycheles riisei (Riise porcelain crab)[2]
Pachygrapsus transversus (mottled shore crab)[2]
Paguristes cadenati (red reef hermit)[2]
Paguristes grayi (Gray's hermit crab)[2]
Paguristes tortugae (bandeye hermit)[2]
Paraliomera dispar (black coral crab)[2]
Paraliomera longimana (longarm coral crab)[2]
Parapinnixa bouvieri[2]
Parapinnixa hendersoni[2]
Periclimenes pedersoni (Pederson cleaner shrimp)[2]
Petrolisthes galathinus (banded porcelain crab)[2]
Petrolisthes jugosus (redwhite porcelain crab)[2]
Pherecardia striata[4]
Pilumnus diomedeae[2]
Pilumnus gemmatus (tuberculate hairy crab)[2]
Pilumnus holosericus (roseate hairy crab)[2]
Pilumnus lacteus (velvet hairy crab)[2]
Pilumnus longleyi (studded hairy crab)[2]
Pilumnus marshi (quadrate hairy crab)[2]
Pilumnus pannosus (beaded hairy crab)[2]
Pilumnus reticulatus[2]
Pilumnus sayi (spineback hairy crab)[2]
Platydoris angustipes (Common leather doris)[2]
Stenorhynchus seticornis (yellowline arrow crab)[2]
Stylocheilus longicauda (blue-ring seahare)[2]
Tegula lividomaculata (West Indian tegula)[2]
Tripneustes ventricosus (sea egg)[2]
Turbo castanea (chestnut turban)[2]

Prey / Diet Overlap

Competing SpeciesCommon Prey Count
Diodon hystrix (Ajargo)3
Pseudobalistes naufragium (Stone triggerfish)3
Sufflamen verres (brown triggerfish)3

Predators

Bodianus diplotaenia (Pacific hogfish)[4]
Carcharhinus perezii (Caribbean reef shark)[2]
Cephalopholis panamensis (Panama graysby)[4]
Epinephelus itajara (Jewfish)[2]
Epinephelus labriformis (lateralband grouper)[4]
Gymnothorax castaneus (Panamic green moray)[4]
Gymnothorax dovii (Speckled moray)[4]
Lutjanus analis (Virgin snapper)[2]
Lutjanus argentiventris (yellowtail snapper)[4]
Lutjanus cyanopterus (Guasinuco)[2]
Lutjanus novemfasciatus (black snapper)[4]
Lutjanus synagris (Walliacke)[2]
Lutjanus viridis (Blue-and-gold snapper)[4]
Novaculichthys taeniourus (clown wrasse)[4]
Pagrus pagrus (Red porgy)[2]
Sphyraena barracuda (Striped seapike)[2]
Thalassoma grammaticum (Sunset wrasse)[4]

Consumers

Parasitized by 
Benedenia epinepheli <Unverified Name>[5]
Bianium plicitum[5]
Diploproctodaeum diodontis <Unverified Name>[5]
Floriceps saccatus[5]
Heterolebes diodonti <Unverified Name>[5]
Heterolebes maculosus[5]
Opistholebes cotylophorus[5]
Opistholebes elongatus <Unverified Name>[5]
Sclerodistomum bravoae[5]
Tetrochetus aluterae <Unverified Name>[5]

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

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Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Acquario di Genova
Assiniboine Park Zoo
Bermuda Aquarium Museum and Zoo
Bristol Zoo Gardens
Cameron Park Zoo
Columbus Zoo and Aquarium
Florida Aquarium
John G. Shedd Aquarium
Lake Superior Zoological Gardens
Louisville Zoological Garden
Memphis Zoological Garden & Aquarium
Miami Metrozoo
Minnesota Zoological Garden
National Aquarium in Baltimore Inc
Oceanario de Lisboa
Oklahoma City Zoological Park
Ouwehand Zoo
Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium
Rosamond Gifford Zoo at Burnet Park
Rotterdam Zoo
San Antonio Zoological Gardens & Aquar
Vancouver Aquarium Marine Science Ctr
West Midland Safari & Leisure Park Ltd

Distribution

Circumtropical in distribution. Western Atlantic: Canada (Ref. 5951), Florida, USA and the Bahamas to Brazil (Ref. 7251). Eastern Atlantic: 30°N to 23°S (Ref. 6951); also South Africa (Ref. 4423). Western Indian Ocean: southern Red Sea to Madagascar, Reunion and Mauritius (Ref. 53568). Pacific Ocean: southern Japan south to Lord Howe Island and east to the Hawaiian and Easter islands (Ref. 37816). Also from southern California, USA to Colombia (Ref. 11482) and the Galapagos Islands (Ref. 5227).;

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Citations

Attributes / relations provided by 1Myers, P., R. Espinosa, C. S. Parr, T. Jones, G. S. Hammond, and T. A. Dewey. 2006. The Animal Diversity Web (online). Accessed February 01, 2010 at animaldiversity.org 2Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics. 3Clownfish and their Host Anemones ;; NOAA's Coral Reef Conservation Program 4Food-Web Structure and Dynamics of Eastern Tropical Pacific Coral Reefs: Panamá and Galápagos Islands, Peter W. Glynn, Food Webs and the Dynamics of Marine Reefs, eds. Tim R. McClanahan & George M. Branch, p. 185-208 (2008) 5Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
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