Tara’s Fave Fish Friday – Stars-and-stripes Puffer
Welcome to Tara’s Fave Fish Friday! Where we explore one of Tara’s favorite fish from the Solitary Islands Marine Park.
Today’s fave fish is the Stars-and-Stripes Puffer/Stars and Stripes Toadfish – Arothron hispidus
The Juvenile of this puffer are so cute! We tend to see them quite often throughout the Solitary Islands Marine Park. They eat a varied diet including algae, molluscs, sponges, corals, seastars, and sea urchins, and can grow up to 50cm!
Check out a video of these fish on our instagram and facebook! You’ll see in this video they’re joined by one of our previous fave fish friday stars.
Aronthron hispidus – SURG.org.au
Tropical Marine Fishes of Australia – Rick Stuart-Smith, Graham Edgar, Andrew Green and Ian Shaw.
Photo by Tara, 25/10/2021.