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Valentinni's sharpnose puffer

(Canthigaster valentini)


Valentinni's sharpnose puffer, and can be found in reefs throughout the Pacific Ocean and Indian Ocean. It reaches a maximum length of 11 cm. It is also referred to as a black saddled toby. It has four distinct black stripes (saddles) on its back. The head is blue-grey and the main body is white speckled with blue-grey spots. The tail and fins show hints of yellow and there is a rainbow streek of color behind the eyes. It feeds mainly on algae.

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Batangas, Philippines

Spotted on Jun 7, 2012
Submitted on Feb 21, 2013

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