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Black-spotted porcupinefish

Black-spotted porcupinefish

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GEORGETTE DOUWMA / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY GEORGETTE DOUWMA / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption

Black-spotted porcupinefish (Arothron hystrix) inflating itself. The porcupinefish swallows water to inflate itself as a form of defence from predators. The spines on its back ditinguish it from the closely related pufferfish. Photographed in Lembeh Strait, Sulawesi, Indonesia.

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