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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


N. Bruni, Zürich
F. Huber, Winterthur
L. Schauder, Coppet
P. Schmid, Zürich