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Boxfishes, Porcupinefishes and Pufferfishes

Black-Blotched Porcupinefish

Diodon liturosus

       
(1-2: Koh Bon, Thailand / 3-4: Koh Tachai, Thailand / 5: Richelieu Rock, Thailand / 6-7: Similan Islands, Thailand / 8: Bombshell, Fiji)

When they're scared, they suck water into their stomach and puff up:
(1: Donna Ella, Fiji)

But seriously, do not do that to the poor fish, or I will make sure the fish is not the only creature sucking water on that dive.


Black-Saddled Toby

Canthigaster valentini

 
(1: Three Chum, Fiji / 2: Solo Reef, Fiji)


Blackspotted Puffer

Arothron nigropunctatus

       
(1-3,5: Koh Bon, Thailand / 4: Surin Islands, Thailand / 6: Similan Islands, Thailand / 7: West Dravuni Pass, Fiji / 8: Piton's, Fiji)


Blue-Spotted Puffer

Arothron caeruleopunctatus

  
(1-3: Similan Islands, Thailand)


Porcupinefish

Diodon hystrix

  
(1: Koh Bon, Thailand / 2: East Dravuni Pass, Fiji / 3: Solo Reef, Fiji)


Yellow Boxfish

Ostracion cubicus

    
(1-3: Similan Islands, Thailand / 4-5: Solo Reef, Fiji)

These are young adults:
  
(1-3: Similan Islands, Thailand)

This is a juvenile:
(1: Richelieu Rock, Thailand)


Spotted Boxfish

Ostracion meleagris

 
(1: Similan Islands, Thailand / 2: Day Dreamer, Fiji)

Males are yellow and blue on the side.