Distribution: circumtropical (distributed throughout the tropical seas and oceans of the planet).
Often confused with Diodon liturosus and Diodon hystrix.
at Playas del Coco (Costa Rica) © brian
at Playa Ocotal (Costa Rica) © brian
at Playa Hermosa (Costa Rica) © brian
at Chileno Bay (Mexico)
at Sugar Beach (Saint Lucia)
at Anse Chastanet (Saint Lucia)
at Playa Bassey (Costa Rica)
at Playa Ocotal (Costa Rica)
at Anses d’Arlet (Martinique) © cailly-bruno
at Playa Estrella (Panama) © jc_mara
at Calzon de Pobre (Costa Rica)
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