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Birdbeak Burrfish

Cyclichthys orbicularis

Description:

Also called Orbicular Burrfish, Spiny Boxfish, Blowfish, Balloonfish, Globefish, Swelltoads, Hedgehog Fishes, Spiny Box Puffer, Round Burrfish. They hide in large sponges during the day and come out at night to feed nocturnally on hard shell invertebrates. They grow to a length of about 20cm.

Habitat:

Found singly and nocturnally on clear protected reefs and slopes with sponge and algal areas, at depths of 5 to 170m. Widespread in the Indo-Pacific region.

Notes:

The third photo shows the fish in its normal condition. The first photo shows the fish in an agitated state.

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8 Comments

Blogie
Blogie 10 years ago

Thanks, alin!

alin
alin 10 years ago

beautiful photo!

Blogie
Blogie 10 years ago

Thanks, alice & cormoros! :)

cormoros75
cormoros75 10 years ago

Great photos!

alicelongmartin
alicelongmartin 10 years ago

Wonderful pictures!

Blogie
Blogie 10 years ago

@FoTony - Err...yes :")

FoTony
FoTony 10 years ago

I always thought that they had to be harassed to get them to blow up?

Sachin Zaveri
Sachin Zaveri 10 years ago

Fantastic,

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Davao Del Norte, Philippines

Spotted on Jan 23, 2012
Submitted on Jan 27, 2012

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