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Arothron hispidus


Arothron hispidus
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Copyright: Luciano Gollini (lousat) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6450 W: 89 N: 15594] (65242)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-11-17
Categories: Fish
Camera: Pentax Optio WG2
Exposure: f/4.6, 1/200 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-11-21 14:36
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Points: 42
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Pic taken in the sea and not in acquarium.

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Tetraodontiformes
Family: Tetraodontidae
Genus: Arothron
Species: A. hispidus

The white-spotted puffer, Arothron hispidus, is a medium sized puffer fish, light grey in color with small white spots. It also has concentric contrasting white and dark grey lines that radiate around the eyes and pectoral fins, and this pattern gave rise to its alternate name stars and stripes puffer.
Found in: South-East Atlantic Ocean, Indo-Pacific Ocean, east Pacific Ocean,Red Sea
Depth range: (3–35) metres
Habitat: Reefs, lagoons, estuaries, tidal pools, possibly bigger aquariums
Diet: Fleshy calcareous or coralline algae, molluscs, tunicates, sponges, corals, zoanthids, crabs, polychaete worms, starfish, urchins, krill, silversides
Activity: Juveniles found in weedy estuaries. Adults nocturnal, solitary, territorial.
Semi-aggressive
Maximum Length: 50 cm.

PESCE PALLA AROTHRON HISPIDUS

Il pesce palla (Arothron hispidus) dell'ordine Tetraodontiformi, che vive soprattutto nei mari tropicali di tutto il mondo, caratteristico per la proprietà di gonfiarsi quando è spaventato, riempiendo d'acqua o di aria un'estroflessione dello stomaco; produce anche una potente neurotossina, la tetradotossina, che rappresenta un'ulteriore difesa dai predatori, comprende circa 120 specie di pesci, diffusi prevalentemente nei mari tropicali e talvolta anche in acque dolci o salmastre. Sono caratterizzati dai denti della mascella e della mandibola fusi in una sorta di becco. Come il pesce istrice, una specie affine, i pesci palla usano questo "becco" per nutrirsi dei polipi corallini o di animali protetti da gusci o conchiglie dure. I pesci palla sono solitamente lunghi 45 cm, sebbene alcune specie siano di dimensioni maggiori. Il nome deriva dal fatto che questi pesci, quando si sentono minacciati, si gonfiano di aria o di acqua. I pesci palla sono commestibili, con l'eccezione di alcune specie, che sono estremamente tossiche se non vengono preparate con l'uso di speciali accorgimenti. Classificazione scientifica: I pesci palla costituiscono la famiglia dei tetraodontidi, dell'ordine dei tetraodontiformi.

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Salut Luciano

WOW ! superbe composition de cette photo sous-marin,
une belle lumière qui rentre dans l'image,
le poisson superbement focusé avec
d'excellentes netteté et détails, TFS

Asbed

hello Luciano,
another fascinating underwater picture. great detail of this beauty. you are just enter another pert of nature.
well done and waiting to see more picture like this.
best wishes,
samiran

Hi Luciano,
another spectacular fish from Red Sea!
Amazing colours of the water environment. Beautiful composition.
Have a nice day,
Maciek

Ciao Luciano
Suberbe poisson... étranges motifs...
Bravo pour ce beau résultat
Amicalement
Laurent

Ciao Luciano, meriti la lode per il nome e la nota, io distinguo si e no un merluzzo da una balena, favoloso pesce con fantastici colori, niotidezza impresionante, bravissimo, ciao Silvio

beautiful species of fish. interesting lighting under water. good angle. tfs.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2012-11-22 0:53]
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Ciao Luciano,
Many thanks for your kind words! I hope to be fully recovered by the spring.
This is a superb capture of one our favorite species of fish but we have never had an underwater camera!
A fine sharp image taken from a great POV in nice lighting. Were you diving or snorkelling?
Thanks and best regards,
Ivan

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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2012-11-22 2:58]

Ciao Luciano,
Congratultions for these photos of fishes taken under water, great sharpnes, colorful details, thanks for sharing!

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  • IronM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 144 W: 3 N: 345] (2608)
  • [2012-11-22 3:16]

Hi Luciano,
another amazing sea photo,
great clearness, perfect details !
Well done my friend !

Hello Luciano
Excellent photo of this wondrous fish!
Nicely lit with good detail.
Good to see this amazing creature
regards yiannis

Ciao Luciano. Aridaje coi pesci! Otima compo con il "soggetto" in diagonale a cavallo tra luce e ombra. Colori magnifici ottimo dettaglio.

Roberto

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5136 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2012-11-22 7:42]

Hello Luciano,
Fantastic photo of this fish in excellent sharpness and details. Splendid light and clear colours. Good DOF and I like the diagonal composition.
Regards,
Peter

hello Luciano\
very nice picture with great sharpness and beautiful colours
thanks greeting lou

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3052 W: 3 N: 8715] (40572)
  • [2012-11-22 8:05]

Bonjour Luciano,
Une espèce splendide aussi..je suis toujours étonnée par la beauté des poissons aussi. Une image excellente de tous point de vue. Bravo encore pour ce joli "Puffer".
On te crois que ce poisson n'a pas été photographié dans un aquarium :-)
Amitiés
Anne

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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 819 W: 0 N: 2406] (10606)
  • [2012-11-22 10:50]

Ciao Luciano,
Another fantastic fish ..
nice natural colors, beautiful composition and POV, great pose of the fish.
Best wishes,
Seyfi

Hello Luciano,
An excellent underwater capture of a beautiful marine fish with clarity and sharpness.
TFS and my regards,_Joy

Ciao Luciano.
Splendida foto di questo esemplare di pesce palla,stupendi i colori con le loro sfumature,grande nitidezza e notevoli dettagli,veramente molto bella complimenti.
Ciao Marco.

Another impressive underwater photo Luciano! Excellent composition, wonderful colours and great sharpness.
Regards,
Christodoulos

a very good scene and photo!
regards Nasos

Hello Luciano,
Remarkable photo. This interesting species of fish has wonderful colors. The camouflage against the background is superb. Very nice composition taken from a excellent POV with lovely light.
Thanks for sharing!
Marius.

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2012-11-23 12:24]

Hello My friend
Another great under water capture.Again nice point of view and sharp image.Great light and colours also
TFS Michel ciao

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