Blackblotched Porcupinefish, Diodon liturosus Shaw 1804

Other Names: Black-blotched Porcupinefish, Blotched Porcupinefish, Blotched Porcupine-fish, Brown-backed Porcupinefish

A Blackblotched Porcupinefish, Diodon liturosus, at Kawe, Palau. Source: David R / License: CC BY Attribution-Noncommercial-ShareAlike 3.0

A brown to greyish porcupinefish shading to white below, with pale-margined dark blotches on the back and sides, and unspotted fins.

Video of a Blackblotched Porcupinefish, at Romblon in the Philippines.

Cite this page as:
Dianne J. Bray, Diodon liturosus in Fishes of Australia, accessed 17 Apr 2024,

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CAAB Code:37469016

Max Size:45 cm

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