Canthigaster solandri (Richardson, 1845)
Solander's or spotted toby

This species is the most common of the sharpnose puffers at Kwajalein, and are often seen on seaward, lagoon and pinnacle reefs, frequently paired. Small juveniles are sometimes seen in large numbers in intertidal reef tidepools. We find the easiest way to distinguish them from Canthigaster janthinoptera is the spotted tail.

A young one.

A cleaner wrasse comes up from below.

Created 22 October 2010
Updated 12 March 2012

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