Posted by: danielfee | July 7, 2013

Travel Photo of the Day 07-07-2013

Concentric pufferfish - Galapagos Islands

Concentric pufferfish – Galapagos Islands

Concentric pufferfish - Galapagos Islands

Concentric pufferfish – Galapagos Islands

The concentric pufferfish (spheroides annulatus) is nicknamed garbage fish. Also known as the Bullseye puffer, it is a species in the family Tetraodontidae. They are found in the eastern Pacific Ocean from California to Pisco, Peru and in the Galapagos Islands. Pufferfish are generally believed to be the second-most poisonous vertebrates in the world after the golden poison frog. The Tetraodontidae family contain at least 120 species of puffers in 19 genera. Not all puffers are necessarily poisonous, and toxin level varies wildly even in fish that are. I don’t know if this guy was poisonous, but after a few photos we went our separate ways.

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