Canthigaster amboinensis (Bleeker, 1865)
Ambon toby

This sharpnose puffer is known from the Marshall Islands, but we do not yet have a photo. The specimen figured here is from Hawaii. They tend to live in shallow waters, usually just below the surge zone. A number have been spotted in a man-made tidepool on the seaward reef where the reef was mined for aggregate for concrete. The photographed individual on this page was found at night sleeping in a small cave in shallow water on the western shore of Oahu.

Created 22 October 2010

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