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Pufferfish


Pufferfish
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Copyright: Ken Shew (kshew) Silver Note Writer [C: 0 W: 0 N: 30] (202)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-03-11
Categories: Fish
Camera: sony p200
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/400 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-03-11 6:08
Viewed: 4384
Points: 6
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"Nemo, newcomer of orange and white, you have been called forth to the summit of Mt. Wannahockaloogie to join with us in the fraternal bonds of tankhood!"
I am pretty sure this is a pufferfish, what Bloat is in the movie Finding Nemo. It was taken in about 40 feet of water at Manta Ray Bommie at Stradbroke Island just off the coast of Brisbane Australia.
Pufferfish scare their enemies by swallowing water and
making themselves look much larger until
they are almost spherical. This
guy didn't seem too concerned about me.
They contain a powerful neurotoxin that makes them
poisonous to most that eat them. The toxin is
tetrodotoxin and is 1200 times more lethal than cyanide.

Ikelite underwater housing.

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  • hansh Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 277 W: 1 N: 741] (2762)
  • [2006-03-11 6:36]

Never saw such a fish before. However it's poisonous it looks cute to me. The photo is good sharp with a nice POV.
Thanks, Hans

Hi Ken,
Very likeable little fish, seems that it has an infantile face that deceives, since he is extremely toxic. Excellent colors, details and composition.I love a lot
Regards
Hernán

Excellent shot, Ken! Appears the water was very clear.

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