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Spotfin Burrfish Video Stock Footage

Chilomycterus reticulatus has a rotund body, which can be inflated, with a wide, blunt head and large eyes. The nasal organ of adults sits in an open, pitted cup which in juveniles is a tentacle with two openings. The teeth are fused into a parrot like beak with no frontal groove and the mouth is large. The fins lack spines and there are no pelvic fins, the dorsal fin has 12-14 rays, the anal fin has 11-14 rays, the caudal fin has 10 rays and there are 19-22 rays in the large pectoral fins. The body is covered in small spines which are triangular on cross section, some of which are reduced to plates under the skin. There is a row of 8-10 spines which runs from the head to the dorsal fin, and there are one or two spines on the caudal peduncle. Learn more about Spotfin Burrfish

View related species in family group: Porcupinefish

Animalia: Chordata: Tetraodontiformes: Actinopterygii: Diodontidae: Chilomycterus reticulatus

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