Image: Shortspine Porcupinefish, Cyclichthys orbicularis

Shortspine Porcupinefish, Cyclichthys orbicularis

A Shortspine Porcupinefish at a depth of 20 m, Si Amil Island, Sabah, Malaysia, 30 September 2011.

Photographer:
Erik Schlögl
Rights:
© Erik Schlögl

Notes

The species can be recognised by its immovable spines and large dark spots.

It occurs throughout south-east Asia. In Australian it is known from tropical marine and warm temperate waters.

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Tags fishes, ichthyology, Cyclichthys orbicularis, Shortspine Porcupinefish, Diodontidae,