My favourite, the Spot-fin porcupinefish

My favourite, the Spot-fin porcupinefish

Diodon hystrix-Sünhal Diodon hystrix may be up to 91cm long and weigh as much as 2.8kg. It is coloured tan with dark spots above and pale below, and has many long, moveable spines. It is largely nocturnal. Diodon hystrix are poisonous to eat, possibly due to the accumulation of tetrodotoxin. Juveniles are pelagic up to the time that they are about 20cm in length. Adults favour lagoons and seaward reefs, sheltering under ledges or in caves during the day. Although classified as benthic, they may sometimes be found hovering high in the water.
on Sep 15, 2010 2:54 pm
Image Type(s): Wildlife
Image ID: 661842


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PAROFES - Sep 15, 2010 5:11 pm - Voted 10/10

he looks

angry! :o)


yxygan - Sep 16, 2010 1:54 am - Hasn't voted

Re: he looks

No, that time, quite early morning he (she?) was very calm, I could appriaching him to about 1,5 m-s...The next day afternoon he was realy angry! When I tried to get closer to say a friendly "hello", he put the rabbitshous and disappear in a nearby hole...

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