Spotfin Porcupinefish, Diodon hystrix
The spotfin porcupinefish is a large pufferfish that ranges in color from olive to brown with a pale underside and dark spots over the entire body.
Did You Know?
The porcupinefish gets its name from the sharp spines that stick out when it inflates with water.
Sea urchins, gastropods, crustaceans
A spotfin porcupinefish can grow to a maximum length of 3 feet.
The spotfin porcupinefish is not believed to be threatened.
Shark and other large fish would prey on spotfin porcupinefish, but their defenses ensure they are rarely a meal.
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