Phylum Chordata

Class Actinopterygii (Ray-finned fishes)

Order Tetraodontiformes (Puffers and filefishes)

Family Tetraodontidae (Puffers) 

Canthigaster leoparda  

DISTRIBUTION: Eastern Indian Ocean: Christmas Island. Western Pacific: Philippines, Ambon, and Guam. 

 HABITAT: Lives in deep water, usually along deep drop-offs in caves at more than 30 meters depth.

 APPEARANCE: size to 7 cm. (2.75 in).  Topside of face and body are yellow with blue lines; the sides and underside are white with blue spots; the sides with several clusters of brown blotches. Fins clear, except tail.  

 PR11  Color Cluster11-29-11


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