white-spotted puffer close-up [119K]

This closer view shows the natural brown color of the white-spotted puffer-- the previous swimming view showed a blue cast due to the filtering effect of the water between the camera lens and subject. The protruding eye sockets allow for the eyes to swivel,  giving a good view of the surroundings. Forward of the eye sockets are two pair of small, fleshy tentacles.

Identification: Arothron hispidus


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