Papuan Toby [Canthigaster papua]

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Canthigaster papua is a Pufferfish from the Indo-West Pacific. It grows to a size of 10cm in length.

Pictures: Misool Islands, Raja Ampat, Papua, Indonesia by Sami Salmenkivi

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Blackspotted puffer [Arothron nigropunctatus]

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The blackspotted puffer or dog-faced puffer, Arothron nigropunctatus, is a pufferfish of the family Tetraodontidae, and can be found in reefs throughout the Pacific Ocean and Indian Ocean. It reaches a maximum length of 33 cm.
It has a round shape with a head and snout which at times looks like a seal or a dog. It can come in a variety of colors, although most commonly blue. The distinctive identifying item are the black spots. It feeds on algae, corals, sponges, sea squirts, crustaceans and molluscs.
Like most puffers, blackspotted puffers are highly poisonous, making them dangerous or even deadly to eat.

Pictures: Misool Islands, Raja Ampat, Papua, Indonesia by Sami Salmenkivi

Map puffer [Arothron mappa]

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The Map puffer, Arothron mappa, is a pufferfish of the genus Arothron, and can be found in reefs throughout the Pacific Ocean and Indian Ocean. It reaches a maximum length of 65 cm.

It has an oval shape and the body is covered in small prickles. It is gray in color with black patterns, which could be considered map like in appearance, its identifying feature. It feeds on algae, corals, sponges, sea squirts, crustaceans and mollusks. Like most puffers, the map puffer is highly poisonous to eat. (text source: Wikipedia)

Pictures: Misool Islands, Raja Ampat, Papua, Indonesia by Sami Salmenkivi

Masked puffer [Arothron diadematus]

Maximum length 30cm, olive-green/ grey with a black mask over the eyes and pectoral fins, mouth has a black border. Usually solitary but schools during mating period. Some authors believe this to be a variation of the species Arothron nigropunctatus.

Associated with coral reefs, from surface to 20m depth. (text source: wikipedia)

Picture: Cozumel, Mexico by Sami Salmenkivi