Arothron caeruleopunctatus Matsuura, 1994
Bluespotted puffer

This species is moderately rare at Kwajalein. We see occasional individuals on the seaward reef, on the slope or in surge channels. A large species, it is reported to reach about 80cm. It is rather shy and difficult to approach; most of our photos are captured from zoomed-in video.

Asleep in a ledge at night.

Created 22 October 2010
Updated 10 September 2016

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