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Puffer from Sea of Cortez

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#1 chowe



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Posted 24 November 2017 - 05:26 AM

Anyone know this fish?  For comparison the two puffers from the area most like it are included, Bullseye Puffer, Sphoeroides annulatus, and Longnose Puffer, S. lobatus.


All these were taken in the North near Bahia de Los Angeles.  The two I have names for very unafraid and would swim right up to divers and I suspect someone had been feeding them.  The un-named fish (I saw two of them) did not want their pictures taken and as soon as they saw me bolted away.

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Posted 24 November 2017 - 11:55 AM

Sphoeroides lispus (Naked puffer)?


Does the size and depth match this?




The tail fin marking looks pretty distinctive. Can't be sure, but I found some other pics of S. lispus with similar tail fins.

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Posted 30 November 2017 - 06:21 PM

Thanks, I think that's it.