Animal Pictures Archive
Animal Photo Album

New Photos Animal News Animal Sounds Animal Movies Upload Photo Copyright Korean
Funny Animal Photos Monsters in Animalia Wiki Articles   Fun Facts about Animals Links Home Mobile A.P.A.
Delete Modify    
Valentinni's Sharpnose Puffer (Canthigaster valentini) - Wiki latin dict size=45   common dict size=512
Image Info Original File Name: Valentinni\'s Sharpnose Puffer (Canthigaster valentini).jpg Resolution: 450x338 File Size: 9249 Bytes Upload Time: 2007:08:14 22:52:48
Author Name (E-mail): Unknown
Subject Valentinni's Sharpnose Puffer (Canthigaster valentini) - Wiki

Valentinni's Sharpnose Puffer (Canthigaster valentini) - Wiki; Image ONLY
Email : E-Card | Poster | Web Master    Delete   Edit Info   Admin

Valentinni's Sharpnose Puffer (Canthigaster valentini) - Wiki

Valentinni's sharpnose puffer
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

[Photo] Picture of a Valentinni's Sharpnose Puffer. Also Known as a Saddled Toby. (Canthigaster valentini). February 2006, Sipadan, Malaysia. Photo by J. Petersen

Valentinni's sharpnose puffer, Canthigaster valentini, is a pufferfish of the genus Canthigaster, and can be found in reefs throughout the Pacific Ocean and Indian Ocean. It reaches a maximum length of 11 cm. It is also referred to as a black saddled toby.

It has four distinct black stripes (saddles) on its back. The head is blue-grey and the main body is white speckled with blue-grey spots. The tail and fins show hints of yellow and there is a rainbow streek of color behind the eyes. It feeds mainly on algae.

Valentinni's sharpnose puffer is highly poisonous to eat.

C. valentini are occasionally found in schools together with Paraluteres prionurus, a non-toxic filefish which has evolved to mimic the very toxic C. valentini for protection against predators.
The text in this page is based on the copyrighted Wikipedia article shown in above URL. It is used under the GNU Free Documentation License. You may redistribute it, verbatim or modified, providing that you comply with the terms of the GFDL.

Copyright Info does not have the copyright for this image. This photograph or artwork is copyright by the photographer or the original artist. If you are to use this photograph, please contact the copyright owner or the poster.

Search Major Animal Websites
Need further identification?
Any comment?
Leave your message here.
Name :    PASSWORD :
Email :
Back List Upload Home Korean
CopyLeft © since 1995, Animal Pictures Archive. All rights may be reserved.