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Map puffer

Arothron mappa

Description:

Is a pufferfish that reaches a maximum length of 65 cm. It has an oval shape and the body is covered in small prickles. It is gray in color with black patterns, which could be considered map like in appearance, its identifying feature. It feeds on algae, corals, sponges, sea squirts, crustaceans and mollusks. Like most puffers, the map puffer is highly poisonous to eat.

Habitat:

It can be found in reefs throughout the Pacific Ocean and Indian Ocean.


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3 Comments

The MnMs
The MnMs 6 years ago

Gracias Gerardo ;-)

Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 6 years ago

Love this guys great series :)

AdamBT
AdamBT 6 years ago

Lovely Marta - looks like amazing viz for a wreck dive!

The MnMs
Spotted by
The MnMs

Dumaguete, Siquijor, Philippines

Lat: 9.19, Long: 123.27

Spotted on Oct 3, 2012
Submitted on Nov 6, 2012

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