The Freckled Porcupinefish has long spines on the head and body (hence its other common name of Long-spined Porcupine Fish). Adults have brown blotches on the back, above and below the eyes, on the base of the dorsal fins and above the pectoral fins. There are small dark spots between the blotches. Juveniles are spotted, with prominent spots on the underside.
Long-spine porcupinefish, Fine-spotted Porcupinefish
length to 35cm
shallow coastal reefs, estuaries with sandy or muddy bottom, areas with rocky floor. Sometimes forms groups.
mollusks, sea urchins, crabs
The Freckled Porcupinefish is found around the world in warmer waters. In Australia it is found from south-western Western Australia, around the north and down the east coast south to southern New South Wales.
|Common Name:||Freckled Porcupinefish|
Relatives in same Genus
Black-spotted Porcupinefish (D. hystrix)