Longspine Porcupinefish, Green Porcupinefish, Longspine Burrfish, Longspine Porcupinefish, Red-eyed Porcupinefish
Tragulichthys jaculiferus, NT, Australia, Photo: Graham Edgar
Tragulichthys jaculiferus, WA, Australia, Photo: Graham Edgar
Light grey body with pale belly, immovable spines, short on head grading to long at rear, 2-4 round black blotches on side, pale pectoral fin base, and unspotted fins.
Max Size: 30 cm
Sea Temperature Range: 14.7-32.0°C
Habitat: Coral Reef, Soft sediment
IUCN Threat Status: Not Evaluated
Occurrence: Widespread (50% of sites)
Occurrence describes how often the species is found on surveys within its distribution.
It is calculated as the % of reef sites surveyed by RLS divers across all the ecoregions in which the species has been observed
Abundance: Solitary (1 per transect)
Abundance is calculated as the average number of individuals recorded per RLS transect, where present.