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Family Tetraodontidae

HAWAII

Torquigener randalli   

Haleiwa, Oahu, 60 feet

 

Haleiwa Trench, Oahu, 70 feet

Haleiwa Trench, Oahu, 75 feet

RANDALL'S PUFFER

Rarely seen among mud or sand at deeper scuba depths where it feeds upon invertebrates.  Remains buried with just the eyes exposed during periods of inactivity.  Mass settlement of juveniles recorded along O’ahu's north shore in 2009.  White reticulated with brown, a dark brown lateral stripe, and bar below the eye.  The Floral Puffer has a lateral stripe of yellow spots.  Attains 5 inches.  Endemic to Hawai‘i.

 

Torquigener florealis & T. randalli