Chilomycterus is a genus of diodontid tetraodontiform fishes commonly called "burrfish."

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Chilomycterus schoepfii
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Chilomycterus antillarum
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Tetraodontiformes
Family: Diodontidae
Genus: Chilomycterus
Brisout de Barneville, 1846
Type species
Diodon reticulatus
Brisout de Barneville, 1846

Atinga Le Danois, 1954
Chilomyctere Bibron, 1855
Cyanichthys Kaup, 1855
Lyosphaera Evermann & Kendall, 1898 (uncertainly a synonym of this genus)


There are currently 5 recognized species in this genus:[1]


  1. ^ Matsuura, K. (2014): Taxonomy and systematics of tetraodontiform fishes: a review focusing primarily on progress in the period from 1980 to 2014. Ichthyological Research, 62 (1): 72-113.