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Family Tetraodontidae


Torquigener randalli   

Haleiwa, Oahu, 60 feet


Haleiwa Trench, Oahu, 70 feet

Haleiwa Trench, Oahu, 75 feet


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´┐Żahu'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