Porcupine pufferfish by Sam
The long-spine porcupinefish is also known as the spiny balloonfish.
The Long-spine porcupinefish is circumtropical in distribution, being found in the tropical zones of major seas and oceans:
- In the Atlantic it is found from Florida and the Bahamas to Brazil and in the Eastern Atlantic from 30°N to 23°S, as well as around South Africa.
- In the western Indian Ocean from the southern Red Sea to Madagascar, Réunion and Mauritius.
- In the Pacific Ocean from southern Japan to Lord Howe Island, and east to the Hawaiian and Easter islands. Also from southern California to Colombia and the Galapagos Islands.