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Cyclichthys spilostylus
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Cyclichthys spilostylus

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Main identification features
  • head and body: many short, immovable spines
  • fins without spots
  • nasal organ: short tube with 2 openings
  • tail base without spines


Nasal organ a short tube with 2 openings; spines shorter than eye, triangular to flattened in cross section, those on head fixed in erect position, none entirely on tail base; usually 9 tail fin rays; fins without spots.

A pantropical genus with 8 species; 1 widespread Indo-Pacific species occurs in our region.

  • Grove , J.S. and Lavenberg, R. J., 1997., The fishes of the Galápagos islands., Stanford University Press:863 pp.
  • Humann, P., 1993., Reef Fish Identification: Galapagos., New World Publishing:192pp.
  • Leis , J. M. and Randall, J. E., 1982., Chilomycterus spilostylus, a new species of Indo-Pacific burrfish (Pisces, Tetraodontiformes, Diodontidae)., Records of the Australian Museum, 34:363-371.
  • McCosker , J.E. and Humann, P.H., 1996., New records of Galápagos fishes., Charles Darwin Foundation, Noticias de Galápagos., 56:18-26.


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