Image: Ocean Puffer, Lagocephalus lagocephalus

Ocean Puffer, Lagocephalus lagocephalus

An Ocean Puffer collected by Stan Fenton. The fish was washed up on Cobbys Corner, Lord Howe Island lagoon, New South Wales, 5 December 2012.

Photographer:
Ian Kerr
Rights:
© Ian Kerr

Notes

The species can be recognised by its countershaded colouration, dark spots near the pectoral fin base and belly, and white lower third of the pectoral fin.

Reference:

Gomon, M.F., Bray, D. & R.H. Kuiter (Eds). 2008. The Fishes of Australia's Southern Coast. Reed New Holland. Pp. 928.
 

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Tags Ocean Puffer, Lagocephalus lagocephalus, Tetraodontidae, adult, silver, black, white, spots, marine, Lord Howe Island,