Spotfin burrfish

Spotfin burrfish

Porcupinefish with short spines.

Characteristics

A member of the Porcupinefish that has short spines all over its body. The back is grey, and the mask is white. It has a teardrop shape where the tail is thinner. The thorns do not stand up even when the body is inflated. The caudal and anal fins are lined with fine black spots.

Picture of Spotfin burrfish

Ecology

Inhabits rocky reefs and coral reefs in shallow water and moves alone. Eat crustaceans, etc. When it senses danger, it puffs up its body to intimidate, but unlike porcupine fish, it does not have spines.

Habitat

Niijima Maehama

It was swimming slowly near the tetrapods on the foreshore. It's quite big and has big eyes, so if you suddenly meet it, you'll be frightened. I also found an individual foraging under the foot of the pier. I tried poking it, but it didn't inflate.

Pictures

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Picture of Spotfin burrfish1|Short spines all over the body.
Short spines all over the body.
Picture of Spotfin burrfish2|There are black spots on the fins.
There are black spots on the fins.
Picture of Spotfin burrfish3|Viewed from the front.
Viewed from the front.
Picture of Spotfin burrfish4|Big eyes.
Big eyes.
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