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Updated 3/15/2014

Family Tetraodontidae

HAWAII

Canthigaster jactator

Puako, Hawaii, 20 feet

 

Fish Hole, Midway Atoll, 30 feet

Night, Cargo pier, Midway Atoll, 20 feet

 

Night, Nanahoa, Lana'i, 40 feet

Haleiwa Trench, Oahu, 50 feet

 

Juvenile, Kahe Point, Oahu, 35 feet

Night, Hanauma Bay, Oahu, 4 feet

 

Kewalo, Oahu, 30 feet

Night, Haleiwa Trench, Oahu, 25 feet

Nematode infected, Puako, Hawaii, 10 feet

 

Nematode infected, Puako, Hawaii, 10 feet

 

Night, Kapoho tidepool, Hawaii

100 foot Hole, Waikiki, Oahu, 90 feet

 

Waimea Bay, Oahu, 15 feet

Waimea Bay, Oahu, 15 feet

 

Night, Haleiwa Trench, Oahu, 40 feet

 

Juvenile, Ke Iki Beach, Oahu, 20 feet



Kewalo Pipe, Oahu, 55 feet


Ala Wai, Oahu, 30 feet

   HAWAIIAN WHITESPOTTED TOBY or PUFFER

An inquisitive little puffer common on reefs at any depth.  Feeds upon small invertebrates and algae.  Attains 3.5 inches.  Fish with severely distended bellies are infected by nematode worms, Philometra sp., which eventually cause mortality.  Endemic to Hawai'i.  Very similar to C. janthinoptera & C. punctatissima.