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Family Tetraodontidae

HAWAII

Arothron meleagris

Kapoho tidepools, Hawaii, 4 feet

 

Kealakekua Bay, Hawaii, 15 feet

Cabo Pulmo, Baja California, Mexico

 

Yellow morph, Mexico

Baby Barge, Oahu, 75 feet

 SPOTTED PUFFER     ‘o‘opu hue

Uncommon among branching coral upon which it feeds.  Attains 14 inches.  Bright yellow individuals are rare.  Hawai‘i, the Indo-Pacific, and Tropical Eastern Pacific.