Striped Burrfish


Striped Burrfish - Chilomycterus schoepfii

*Information from New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection*

Striped Burrfish
Size
Maximum standard length about 28 cm. 
Habitat, biology, and fisheries

Young pelagic until about 1 to 2 cm. Relatively shallow-dwelling; adults on soft bottoms and seagrass beds, including estuaries. Solitary; feeds on hard-shelled invertebrates. Not usually marketed.

Distribution
Nova Scotia to Belize, Cuba, and the Bahamas. Reports of this species south of Belize require verification.