Starry Pufferfish (Arothron stellatus) - Marine Life - Liveaboard Diving

Starry Pufferfish

The Starry Pufferfish (Arothron stellatus) is also known as the Stellate Puffer or Starry Toadfish. It's the largest species in its Genus Arothron. They live in warmer seas acrss the Indo-Pacific region at depths from near the surface to 40 metres.

Starry Pufferfish (Arothron stellatus)
Starry Pufferfish at Thailand's Similan Islands (Arothron stellatus)
Credit: Yoichi Higashida
Starry Pufferfish Arothron stellatus
Scientific Rank
Chordata (Chordates)
Order: Tetraodontiformes (Pufferfish, Triggerfish, & Filefish)
Family: Tetraodontidae (Tetraodontidae)
Genus: Arothron (Arothron)
Species: Arothron stellatus
Average Size: 1 metre

No Troubles Just Bubbles' divers who recently saw Starry Pufferfish

Spotted in: Thailand Thailand
Diving from boat: The Junk
Trip destinations: Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock, Boonsung Wreck
When: Nov 2022

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katharina Zygmunt
katharina Zygmunt
2 years ago
we have seen plenty of them at Soma Beach, Hurghada in Egypt. They like to rest on sandy grounds.
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