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Chilomycterus (Burrfishes)

Chilomycterus antillarum

Jordan & Rutter, 1897

Web Burrfish

Not Reef Tank Suitable

Likely Fish-Only Tank Suitable

Range: Western Atlantic Ocean: Southern Florida, Bahamas to Brazil.

Size: 12 inches (30 cm)

Natural Environment: Inhabits coral reefs with rubble areas that are adjacent to seagrass beds and usually found at depths between 3 to 130 feet (1 - 40 m) where it feeds mainly at night on benthic invertebrate.

General Husbandry: Not collected for the trade.

Taxonomy:

    Order: Tetraodontiformes

    Suborder: Tetraodontoidei

    Family: Diodontidae

    Genus: Chilomycterus

FYI: Shown here for identification only.

 Chilomycterus antillarum (Web Burrfish)
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