Classification
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  • Japanese
    • フグ目
  • Scientific Names
    • Tetraodontiformes
  • English
    • Puffers and Filefishes
  • Spanish
    • Peces erizo, globo, cofre y parientes
  • Chinese (Traditional)
    • 魨形目

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Recent observations

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Scrawled Cowfish Acanthostracion quadricornis

Observer

hartvillestuff

Date

August 20, 2016 07:19 PM ADT

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Striped Burrfish Chilomycterus schoepfii

Observer

hartvillestuff

Date

August 19, 2016 05:43 PM ADT

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Grey Triggerfish Balistes capriscus

Observer

dremsen

Date

August 27, 2016

Description

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.

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Giant Porcupinefish Diodon hystrix

Observer

hartvillestuff

Date

August 17, 2016 09:36 PM ADT

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Pufferfish Family Tetraodontidae

Observer

calvin

Date

February 2, 2013 08:10 PM BOT

Description

DCIM\100GOPRO

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What

Smooth Trunkfish Rhinesomus triqueter

Observer

swalmsley

Date

October 31, 2012 12:13 PM EDT

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Striped Burrfish Chilomycterus schoepfii

Observer

terrapinjoe

Date

June 7, 2014 01:28 PM CDT

Description

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.

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What

Masked Pufferfish Arothron diadematus

Observer

lovelyclemmy

Date

July 24, 2016 11:50 AM EET

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Spiny Porcupinefish Diodon holocanthus

Observer

anacarohdez

Date

August 21, 2016 12:13 AM BOT

Description

There were a bunch of these lying dead on the shore, probably because they were fishermen's unwanted prey.

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Ocean Sunfish Mola mola

Observer

anudibranchmom

Date

August 24, 2016 12:36 PM PDT

Description

Huge one, lots of scarring

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What

Spiny Porcupinefish Diodon holocanthus

Observer

jackmorley

Date

August 25, 2016 08:54 AM EDT

Description

Small, possible juvenile? Vivid blue eyes. Slow swimmer

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What

Giant Porcupinefish Diodon hystrix

Observer

jackmorley

Date

August 25, 2016 08:54 AM EDT

Description

Very relaxed. Did not mind the camera coming close.

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Description from Wikipedia

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...

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