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Spotfin Porcupinefish

Diodon hystrix


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.


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


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

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