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Porcupine Fish

Diodin nicthemerus

Description:

Puffed up, spiny, white with some black markings. Lying on beach in Coco Cay, Bahamas.

Habitat:

Ocean.

Notes:

Went for help rather than attempting to return to water since I thought it was a puffer fish.

1 Species ID Suggestions

ElaineWebb
ElaineWebb 8 years ago
porcupine fish
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4 Comments

ElaineWebb
ElaineWebb 8 years ago

Thanks, JoshuaAsel!

Josh Asel
Josh Asel 8 years ago

yeah what i thought it was a puffer fish too. nice spotting

ElaineWebb
ElaineWebb 8 years ago

How cool! Thank you for the identification; I had originally thought it might be a puffer fish until I found a picture and realized I was WRONG!

Jellis
Jellis 8 years ago

Porcupinefish (Diodon nicthemerus)
If you look on the left on the ball you will see the eye, in the center folded down it looks like a fin.
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ElaineWebb
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ElaineWebb

Bahamas

Spotted on Jan 20, 2011
Submitted on Aug 11, 2012

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