Dicotylichthys punctulatus, Three-barred porcupinefish
A Three-bar Porcupinefish (Dicotylichthys punctulatus). Fairy Bower, Manly, NSW
Date 11 August 2007, 14:20
Source Three-bar Porcupinefish http://www.flickr.com/photos/82825649@N00/2036361483/
Author Richard Ling from NSW, Australia http://www.flickr.com/people/82825649@N00
Dicotylichthys punctulatus also known as the Three-bar porcupinefish is a species of porcupinefish endemic to Australia, where it is found in reef environments down to 50 m deep. This species grows to 40 cm in standard length, although most only reach 18 cm. This species is the only known member of its genus. Order: Tetraodontiformes, Family: Diodontidae, Genus: Dicotylichthys, Species: Dicotylichthys punctulatus Kaup, 1855.