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Arothron stellatus

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Burhan MuntasserPhoto Giant Starry puffer (Arothron stellatus) being cleaned at a "cleaning station" (I can count at least 6 cleaning shrimp in the picture) OLY E-M5 in Nauticam Housing, OLY M.12-50mm lens at 34mm, 1/320s, f/11, ISO: 200, 2 X S&S YS-D1 (with dual-electronic sync cord) www.facebook.com/BurhanMuntasserPhoto

Message posted on Scubashooters.net on 06 Oct 2013
Burhan MuntasserPhoto Giant Starry puffer (Arothron stellatus) OLY E-M5 in Nauticam Housing, 18mm, 1/320s, f/5.6, ISO:200, 2 X S&S YS-D1

Message posted on Scubashooters.net on 27 Aug 2013
Burhan MuntasserPhoto Giant Starry puffer (Arothron stellatus) being cleaned at a "cleaning station" (I can count at least 6 cleaning shrimp in the picture) OLY E-M5 in Nauticam Housing, OLY M.12-50mm lens at 34mm, 1/320s, f/11, ISO: 200, 2 X S&S YS-D1 (with dual-electronic sync cord) www.facebook.com/BurhanMuntasserPhoto

Message posted on UWphotographers on 06 Oct 2013
Burhan MuntasserPhoto Giant Starry puffer (Arothron stellatus) OLY E-M5 in Nauticam Housing, 18mm, 1/320s, f/5.6,ISO:200, 2 X S&S YS-D1

Andrea McCain <3

Giorgio Cavallaro (Y) (Y)

Message posted on UWphotographers on 27 Aug 2013
Volodymyr Matviyishyn Juvenile Star Puffer (Arothron stellatus) Lembeh Strait, North Sulawesi, Indonesia Volodymyr Matviyishyn

Scubashooters Dot Net Nice one Volodymyr, thanks!!! :)

Volodymyr Matviyishyn Thanks, Scubashooters Dot Net :)

Message posted on Scubashooters.net on 24 Dec 2012
Burhan MuntasserPhoto Giant Starry puffer (Arothron stellatus) being cleaned at a "cleaning station" (I can count at least 6 cleaning shrimp in the picture) OLY E-M5 in Nauticam Housing, OLY M.12-50mm lens at 34mm, 1/320s, f/11, ISO: 200, 2 X S&S YS-D1 (with dual-electronic sync cord) www.facebook.com/BurhanMuntasserPhoto

Quagga Coetzer Very cool pic. I only see 5 shrimp. Three ON the puffer, one below it on the reef and another to the bottom right of the photo. This sixth one is going to 'bug' me......."

Burhan MuntasserPhoto It is right there staring at you. :)

Quagga Coetzer That now just made it ten times worse! 󾆐

Quagga Coetzer Got it!

Burhan MuntasserPhoto Feel better now?

Quagga Coetzer Yeah good fun for the kids to point them out as well. They saw it much faster than I could. Obviously. LOL!

Message posted on Wetpixel Underwater Photography on 06 Oct 2013
Burhan MuntasserPhoto Giant Starry puffer (Arothron stellatus) being cleaned at a "cleaning station" (I can count at least 6 cleaning shrimp in the picture) OLY E-M5 in Nauticam Housing, OLY M.12-50mm lens at 34mm, 1/320s, f/11, ISO: 200, 2 X S&S YS-D1 (with dual-electronic sync cord) www.facebook.com/BurhanMuntasserPhoto

Stuart Pearce Beauty :)

Antonio Colacino Good portrait :)

Message posted on The Global Diving Community on 06 Oct 2013
Ilan Lubitz Spotted trunk fish. At Ras Muhammad Egypt. Scanned From film. Taken 1990. Camera Nikonos iv. 15mm. 2XSB-105

Ron Silver Ilan, could just be the age old problem of common names, but this appears to be a Starry Pufferfish (Arothron stellatus) rather than a trunkfish?

Michael Liebetrau Arothron Stellatus (y)

Message posted on Scubashooters.net on 19 Jun 2013
Herbert Futterknecht what are you looking? Thailand/ Similans Canon D 400 Tokina 10-17mm www.uw-pictures.eu http://www.uwphotographers.net/2013/07/uwp-herbert-futterknecht.html

Doris Julia Großartig

Herbert Futterknecht danke Doris :-)

Claudia Weber-Gebert cheeeeeeeeeeese......... :D

Magdalena Wisniewska ur pictures are awesome

Herbert Futterknecht @ claudia Thx :-)

Herbert Futterknecht @ Magdalena :thanks for the compliment :-)

Ron Silver Starry Puffer, Arothron stellatus

Kit Graas I love those fish!

Giorgio Cavallaro Uwp (Y) (Y) (Y)

Herbert Futterknecht thx Kit

Marco Di Porto Fantastica!

Herbert Futterknecht Thx to Giorgio

Herbert Futterknecht thank you Marco

Darrell Broome Excellant photo Herbert Futterknecht

Herbert Futterknecht thx Darrell

Herbert Futterknecht @Ron: yes it is :-)

Andres Ojeda that's the question.. good picture....

Daniel Wolf Great photo!

Chris Spence Very nice! Very difficult subject to get front on because they are very shy! Good work Herbert!

Herbert Futterknecht Thx Andres

Herbert Futterknecht Daniel thank you

Herbert Futterknecht @ Tahitian he got the strobe not a finger :-)

Herbert Futterknecht thx for your comment Chris :-)

Message posted on UWphotographers on 18 Jul 2013
Ilan Lubitz Spotted trunk fish. At Ras Muhammad Egypt. Scanned From film. Taken 1990. Camera Nikonos iv. 15mm. 2XSB-105

Ron Silver Ilan, could just be the age old problem of common names, but this appears to be a Starry Pufferfish (Arothron stellatus) rather than a trunkfish?

Message posted on UW photo - Fotosub on 19 Jun 2013
Stefan GlobeDiver Whatever it is.. it looks very funny! :-) Negros - Nikon D90 and UK-Germany www.globediver.ch

Stefan GlobeDiver Can somebody tell me what this is? :-)

Markus Roth I think it is a juvenile boxfish!?

Alexis Principe Looks like juvenile pufferfish, Arothron stellatus or common name Starry Puffer. :)

Stefan GlobeDiver Yes it was soooo tiny! £:-)

Alexis Principe When juvenile it is striped, but gets spots when adult. These guys can be as large as half a meter. :)

Message posted on Underwater Macro Photographers on 22 Dec 2011
Ilan Lubitz Spotted trunk fish. At Ras Muhammad Egypt. Scanned From film. Taken 1990. Camera Nikonos iv. 15mm. 2XSB-105

Ron Silver Ilan, could just be the age old problem of common names, but this appears to be a Starry Pufferfish (Arothron stellatus) rather than a trunkfish?

Dirk Vermeiren Great shot IIan :-)

Message posted on Wetpixel Underwater Photography on 19 Jun 2013
Amedeo Altomare Arothron stellatus bw maldives canon G9 1/60 f.5,6 s&s 27

Message posted on Underwater Macro Photographers on 27 Feb 2012
Taxonomy
Animalia (Kingdom)
  Chordata (Phylum)
    Vertebrata (Subphylum)
      Gnathostomata (Superclass)
        Pisces (Superclass)
          Actinopterygii (Class)
            Tetraodontiformes (Order)
              Tetraodontidae (Family)
                Arothron (Genus)
                  Arothron stellatus (Species)
Associated Species