White Spotted Puffer

white spotted puffer

A white spotted puffer (Arothron hispidus). Photographed on a shallow coral reef off the coast of Mbudya Island in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

This ornate pufferfish can reach up to 50 cm (19.6″) in length. They inhabit a wide range of habitats including mangrove swamps, seagrass beds and reef flats. Juveniles are common in weedy areas of estuaries.

They are usually solitary and territorial on sandy to rubble areas. They feed on fleshy calcareous, or coralline algae, detritus, mollusks, tunicates, sponges, corals, zoanthid anemones, crabs, tube worms and echinoderms.

WHITE SPOTTED PUFFER CLASSIFICATION

Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Tetraodontiformes
Family: Tetraodontidae
Genus: Arothron
Species:A. hispidus

EQUIPMENT USED

Canon 7D

Ikelite 7D Housing

Twin Ikelite DS 161 Strobes

Flat Ikelite Lens Port

Ikelite Dual Synch Cord 

Ikelite 5.1 inch Port body