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  • Langstachel-Igelfisch im Zoo Zürich

    Long-spine porcupinefish

    Diodon holocanthus

    Closest relatives Tetraodontiformes, porcupine fish
    Habitat Coastal reefs, rocky bottom ground or soft soils in very shallow water up to 15 meters deep
    Behaviour nocturnal, solitary
    Diet snails, mussels, sea urchins, crabs and hermit crabs
    Body length up to 50 cm
    Spawn unknown
    Use fishkeeping, souvenir
    Current status unknown

    Verbreitungskarte Langstachel-Igelfisch

    Sponsors

    P. Schmid, Zürich
    F. Huber, Winterthur
    Ch. Anderegg, Horgen
    N. Schneeberger, Bern
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    Conservation status

    IUCN RedList