Fish ID: Stars and Stripes Pufferfish

Pufferfish stars and stripes pufferfish nswn
Family Pufferfish (TETRAODONTIDAE)
species Arothron hipidus
size Up to 50cm
locality Coastal environments rich in invertebrate growth
behaviour Solitary, often seen feeding on growth
range Tropical and subtropical Indian and Pacific Oceans

Identify as a pufferfish through lack of spines, paddle-like pectoral fins, posterior and anal fins. Slow ungainly swimmer. Named Star & Stripes after the spots on top and the stripes underneath.