Numerous black spots over body and on fins. Lacking dark bars of Dicotylichthys punctulatus (threebar porcupinefish), and shorter spines than D. holocanthus (freckled porcupinefish).
Max Size: 91 cm
Sea Temperature Range: 18.7-31.4°C
Depth: 2-50 m
Habitat: Coral Reef, Rocky Reef
IUCN Threat Status: Not Evaluated
Occurrence: Infrequent (7% 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: Few (2 per transect)
Abundance is calculated as the average number of individuals recorded per RLS transect, where present.
Edit by: extract from RD Stuart-Smith, GJ Edgar, AJ Green, IV Shaw. 2015. Tropical Marine Fishes of Australia. Reed New Holland