Wirtz, Peter, Fricke, Ronald & Biscoito, Manuel José, 2008, The coastal fishes of Madeira Island—new records and an annotated check-list, Zootaxa 1715, pp. 1-26: 21

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According to Leis (2006) the name Chilomycterus atringa (Linnaeus, 1758)  cannot be assigned with certainty to any species. Tortonese in Whitehead et al. (1986: 1346) recorded it from Madeira. * Chilomycterus reticulatus (Linnaeus, 1758)  —Spotfin burrfish

Numerous specimens in the MMF and four specimens in the BMNH belong to this species.

Diodon hystrix Linnaeus, 1758  —Spot-fin porcupinefish

Tortonese in Whitehead et al. (1986: 1347) recorded this species from Madeira. However, the Diodon  species at the Canary Islands (Brito et al.

2005) and at the Azores ( Azevedo et al. 2004) is Diodon eydouxii Brisout  de Barneville, 1846. The presence of D. hystrix  at Madeira therefore appears doubtful and the identity of Madeiran Diodon  needs checking.


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