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Spotfin Porcupinefish

Diodon hystrix

Description:

Photo take at -40 ft on a Caribbean reef. Spot fin Porcupinefish may be up to 1 m long and weigh as much as 2.8kg. It is coloured tan with dark spots above and pale below, and has many long, moveable spines.

Habitat:

Seaward reefs, sheltering under ledges or in caves during the day. More active during night. found from Florida all the Caribbean sea to Brazil.

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Gerardo Aizpuru
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Gerardo Aizpuru

Mexico

Spotted on May 27, 2012
Submitted on May 27, 2012

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