Along seawall. ID as per Humann & DeLoach.
This was one of 4 seen today. This guy was 4 or 5 feet across and must have weighted about 200 to 300 LBS.
He was small.
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...