Walking along Coast Guard pier in Menemsha. There is a floating dock where the small bike ferry lands that sits over deep-ish green water. Saw a triggerfish, approx 10 inches in length browsing under the dock. Identified as a gray since I collected another earlier in the week. Tried taking photos and will upload but the angle was wrong and all I had was my phone. I had a lookout for other tropicals but this was the only one I saw.
A dead, inflated fish found washed up in a pile of vegetation on the beach. Vegetation was extremely heavy in the water and on the beach during this visit.
There were a bunch of these lying dead on the shore, probably because they were fishermen's unwanted prey.
Huge one, lots of scarring
Small, possible juvenile? Vivid blue eyes. Slow swimmer
The Tetraodontiformes are an order of highly derived ray-finned fish, also called the Plectognathi. Sometimes these are classified as a suborder of the Perciformes. The Tetraodontiformes are represented by 10 families and about 360 species overall; most are marine and dwell in and around tropical coral reefs, but a few species are found in freshwater streams and estuaries. They have no close relatives, and descend from a line of coral-dwelling species that emerged around 40 million...