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  • body blue + spots
    D & A angular
    body & fins: many spots
    Diodon eydouxii, Pelagic porcupinefish
    snout spines < body spines
    top tail base: 2+ spines
    many large erectile spines
  • snout spines > body spines
    tail base: without spines
    many large erectile spines
    body blotches + few spots
    dark bar through eye
    fins - no spots
    Diodon holocanthus, Long-spine balloonfish, Freckled porcupinefish
  • snout spines < body spines
    tail base: 1-2 spines
    many large erectile spines
    D & A rounded
    body & fins spotted
    Diodon hystrix, Spotfin porcupinefish