Florent's Guide To The

Eastern Pacific Reefs


Balloonfish - Diodon holocanthus
Eye detail / Location: Grand Cayman

Scientific Name: Diodon holocanthus
Also known as: Long-Spine Porcupinefish, Spiny Balloonfish, Freckled Porcupinefish
Category: Porcupinefishes
Size: 8 to 14 in. (20 to 35 cm)  
Depth: 6-100 ft. (2-30 m)
Distribution: Bermuda, Brazil, Caribbean, Florida, Hawaii, Indo-Pacific, Pacific Coast of Mexico to Panama, Gulf of California, Gulf of Mexico


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