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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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What

Halfmoon Triggerfish Sufflamen chrysopterum

Observer

sudachi

Date

August 29, 2015 12:13 PM JST

Description

Unfortunately this photo was out of focus. The juveniles of this species of triggerfish look different from the adults, and have a large ventral white coloring. They are quite cute before becoming adults. They tend to be more common in the autumn in the waters around the Izu area of Japan.

ツマジロモンガラ
Sufflamen chrysopterum

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Checkered Puffer Sphoeroides testudineus

Observer

xpicob

Date

June 12, 2016

Place

Xpicob (Google, OSM)

Description

Sphoeroides testudineus, pez globo; conocido como Xpú. Es el más pequeño de los peces globos en esta región. Generalmente se le observa en aguas someras entre rocas y pastizales.
Tiene unos ojos verde metálico circuncidados por un aro naranja también metálico.

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Grey Triggerfish Balistes capriscus

Observer

hartvillestuff

Date

June 25, 2016

Place

(Somewhere...)

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Black Triggerfish Melichthys niger

Observer

sea-kangaroo

Date

May 12, 2016 04:35 PM EDT

Description

Dive site Grouper Grotto, max depth 17.1 m / 56 ft.

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Sharpnose Puffer Canthigaster rostrata

Observer

sea-kangaroo

Date

May 12, 2016 02:12 PM EDT

Description

Dive site Lighthouse Wall, max depth 25m / 82 ft.

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Black Triggerfish Melichthys niger

Observer

sea-kangaroo

Date

May 12, 2016 01:59 PM EDT

Description

Dive site Lighthouse Wall, max depth 25m / 82 ft.

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Whitespotted Filefish Cantherhines macrocerus

Observer

lovelyclemmy

Date

April 24, 2016 02:00 PM GYT

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Giant Porcupinefish Diodon hystrix

Observer

lovelyclemmy

Date

April 24, 2016 11:00 AM GYT

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Scrawled Filefish Aluterus scriptus

Observer

lovelyclemmy

Date

April 24, 2016 11:00 AM GYT

Description

Host of Scrawled Filefish along with a few other species.

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Spotted Boxfish Ostracion meleagris

Observer

davidr

Date

June 25, 2016 04:21 AM HST

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Giant Porcupinefish Diodon hystrix

Observer

davidr

Date

June 25, 2016 02:11 AM HST

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Guineafowl Puffer Arothron meleagris

Date

June 26, 2016

Place

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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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