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Diodon nicthemerus  Cuvier, 1818

Slender-spined porcupine fish
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Australia country information

Common names: Globe fish, Slender-spined porcupine fish
Occurrence: native
Salinity: marine
Abundance: | Ref:
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Aquaculture: | Ref:
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Uses: no uses
Comments: Range from central N.S.W. to Western Australia and Tasmania.
National Checklist:
Country Information: https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/resources/the-world-factbook/geos/as.html
National Fisheries Authority:
Occurrences: Occurrences Point map
Main Ref: Kuiter, R.H., 1993
National Database:

Classification / Names

Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Tetraodontiformes (Puffers and filefishes) > Diodontidae (Porcupinefishes (burrfishes))
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Size / Weight / Age

Max length : 40.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 9563)

Environment

Marine; reef-associated; depth range 1 - 70 m (Ref. 9563)

Climate / Range

Temperate

Distribution

Indo-Pacific: Southern Australia from central New South Wales to a similar latitude in Western Australia.
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Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Found commonly in shallow bays. Nocturnal. Occurs in small aggregations.

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

Threat to humans

  Poisonous to eat



Human uses

Fisheries: of no interest

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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805)
PD50 = 0.5313 many relatives (e.g. carps) 0.5 - 2.0 few relatives (e.g. lungfishes)

Trophic Level (Ref. 69278)
3.8   ±0.2 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives

Resilience (Ref. 69278)

Vulnerability (Ref. 59153)
Low to moderate vulnerability (29 of 100)
Price category (Ref. 80766)
Unknown