Fish ID: Blotched Porcupinefish

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Family Porcupinefish (DIODONTIDAE)
species Diodon liturosus
size Up to 42cm
locality Coastal waters
behaviour Solitary, usually sheltering in a hole during day
range Tropical waters

Identifiable as a porcupinefish firstly by the spines, though these may not be obvious when looking from the front. The Blotched porcupinefish has distinct blotches, (rather than bands) particularly on top of head.