Luzon Island, Philippines
The white-spotted puffer's (Arothron hispidus) diet is said to include the infamously destructive Crown of Thorns starfish. A large puffer at nearly 19 inches (48 cm), it is diminutive compared to the map puffer, at 25 inches (65 cm).
Jeffrey N. Jeffords (photographer; copyright holder; identification)
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