Distribution: circumtropical (distributed throughout the tropical seas and oceans of the planet).
Often confused with Diodon liturosus and Diodon holocanthus.
at Playa Penca (Costa Rica) © brian
at Playa Ocotal (Costa Rica) © brian
at Masdoda (Egypt) © lesli
at Coraya Bay (Egypt) © lesli
at Îlot Amédée (New Caledonia) © fongi
at Teluk Pauh (Malaysia) © anne
at Caneel Bay (US Virgin Islands) © nst56
at Embudu (Male Atolls) © manceau
at Galley Bay (Antigua and Barbuda) © nst56
at Apo Reef (Philippines) © manceau
at Palm Island (Saint Vincent and the Grenadines) © nst56
at West Bay (Roatán) © nst56
at Chatham Bay (Saint Vincent and the Grenadines) © cailly-bruno
at Playa Ocotal (Costa Rica)
at West Bay (Roatán)
at Guardalavaca (Cuba) © realivekill
at Chatham Bay (Saint Vincent and the Grenadines) © tinoumer
at Mahana Park (Tahiti and the Society Islands)
at Punta Perdiz (Cuba) © anne
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