Bandtail Puffer
Sphoeroides spengleri

f16 @ 1/60s, ASA 64, Ektachrome 64 film, Nikonos II w 28mm and Nikon close up lens, Oceanic flash, Ikelite slave flash


"Bandtail Puffer," Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Bandtail puffer is a species in the family Tetraodontidae, or pufferfishes. It can grow to a length of about 30 cm and is common in the Caribbean and observed from Massachusetts, USA in the north to Santa Catarina, Brazil in the south. The bandtail puffer is usually found on seagrass beds and coral reefs, and mostly close to the bottom, where it finds adequate cover and is less likely to be spotted by predators. The preferred food items are molluscs, crustaceans and echinoderms.
Frederiksted Pier, St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands
 
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