Ray-finned fishes (Lat. Actinopterygii)
Puffers and filefishes (Lat. Tetraodontiformes)
Porcupinefishes (Lat. Diodontidae)
50 cm TL
Reef-associated; marine; depth range 2–200 m.
Subtropical; 37˚N–39˚S, 8˚E–55˚W
Western Atlantic: Canada, Florida, USA and the Bahamas to Brazil. Eastern Atlantic: 30°N–23°S; also South Africa. Western Indian Ocean: southern Red Sea to Madagascar. Pacific Ocean: southern Japan south to Lord Howe Island and east to the Hawaiian.