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.

Where to find us.


Jetty Dive Centre Dive Shop is at 398 Harbour Drive, Coffs Harbour, NSW 2450. This is where you begin your experiences with us! All Scuba Dives and Snorkelling must check-in before moving to departure point.


All our boats leave from the Public floating pontoon wharf opposite the “Attitude Burgers “ building.

Jetty dive google maps with markers for priority locations