Animalia > Chordata > Actinopterygii > Tetraodontiformes > Diodontidae > Chilomycterus > Chilomycterus schoepfii

Chilomycterus schoepfii (burrfish; porcupinefish; Striped burrfish)

Synonyms: Chilomycterus schoepfi; Chilomycterus schoepgi; Cyclichthys schoepfi; Diodon rivulatus; Diodon schoepfii
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Wikipedia Abstract

The burrfish or spiny Boxfish (Chilomycterus schoepfi) is a member of the porcupinefish family Diodontidae.
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Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Buenavista Wetland Reserve 778949 Cuba    
Central Gulf Coastal Plain Biosphere Reserve 40530 United States  
Everglades and Dry Tortugas Biosphere Reserve   Florida, United States  
Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary IV 2387149 Florida, United States
Reserva de la Biosfera de Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve VI 1312618 Mexico  



Parasitized by 
Bianium plicitum[2]
Diploproctodaeum vitellosum[2]
Hysterothylacium reliquens <Unverified Name>[2]

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
BREC's Baton Rouge Zoo
Florida Aquarium
Minnesota Zoological Garden
National Aquarium in Baltimore Inc
Virginia Aquarium&Marine Science Ctr


Atlantic Ocean; Atlantic, Northwest; Atlantic, Southwest; Atlantic, Western Central; Bahamas; Bermuda; Brazil; Canada; Caribbean Sea; Celestún Biosphere Reserve; Cuba; East Brazil Shelf; Gulf of Mexico; Laguna de Términos; Mexico; North Brazil Shelf; Northeast U.S. Continental Shelf; Scotian Shelf; South Brazil Shelf; Southeast U.S. Continental Shelf; Trinidad and Tobago; USA (contiguous states); Western Atlantic: Nova Scotia (Canada), Maine (USA), Bahamas, and northern Gulf of Mexico to Brazil. Uncommon or absent from most of West Indies.;

External References



Attributes / relations provided by
1Jorrit 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.
2Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
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