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Australian Various Tetraodontiforms



Boxfishes

Shaw's Cowfish
(Arcana aurita)
Shaw's Cowfish
Shaw's Cowfish is a rounded cowfish. The male fish is brightly patterned with blue lines and spots on yellowish green background. The tail is also patterned with blue lines. The female is duller with light brown and dark brown striped pattern. Click to continue>
Thorny-back Cowfish
(Lactoria fornasini)
Thorny-back Cowfish
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Yellow Boxfish
(Ostracion cubicus)
Yellow Boxfish
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Filefishes

Scribbled Leatherjacket
(Aluterus scriptus)
Scribbled Leatherjacket
The Scribbled Leatherjacket is olive brown, pale brown or grey with fine bright blue lines and spots. The head and body also have numerous small black spots amongst the blue lines. Juveniles are yellowish brown with dark spots. The body is... Click to continue>
Unicorn Leatherjacket
(Aluterus monoceros)
Unicorn Leatherjacket
The Unicorn Leatherjacket is pale brown or grey mottled with small brown spots on the upper parts of the head and body. The snout is convex curved in adults. The dorsal and anal fins are pale yellow to light brown. The tail is brown. They are... Click to continue>
Fan-bellied Leatherjacket
(Monacanthus chinensis)
Fan-bellied Leatherjacket
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Beaked Leatherjacket
(Oxymonacanthus longirostris)
Beaked Leatherjacket
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Mimic Leatherjacket
(Paraluteres prionurus)
Mimic Leatherjacket
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Pot-bellied Leatherjacket
(Pseudomonacanthus peroni)
Pot-bellied Leatherjacket
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Ocean sunfish and relatives

Ocean Sunfish
(Mola mola)
Ocean Sunfish
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Porcupinefishes

Black-spotted Porcupinefish
(Diodon hystrix)
Black-spotted Porcupinefish
The Black-spotted Porcupinefish is a stocky fish with thick spines over the head and body. The spines are folded backwards when the body is not inflated. It is brown, grey or greenish above and paler below. The head, body and fins are covered with... Click to continue>
Freckled Porcupinefish
(Diodon holocanthus)
Freckled Porcupinefish
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... Click to continue>


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