Arothron mappa, Ambon, Indonesia, Photo: Joe Shields
Arothron mappa, Raja Ampat, Indonesia, Photo: Rick Stuart-Smith
Intricate markings of scribbles and spots, with radiating lines from eye. A. stellatus (starry puffer) lacks lines from eye and has spotted body.
Max Size: 65 cm
Sea Temperature Range: 25.7-31.8°C
Habitat: Coral Reef
Threats: Exploitation, Habitat degradation
IUCN Threat Status: Not Evaluated
Occurrence: Infrequent (1% of sites)
Occurrence describes how often the species is found on surveys within its distribution.
It is calculated as the % of reef sites surveyed by RLS divers across all the ecoregions in which the species has been observed
Abundance: Solitary (1 per transect)
Abundance is calculated as the average number of individuals recorded per RLS transect, where present.
Edit by: extract from RD Stuart-Smith, GJ Edgar, AJ Green, IV Shaw. 2015. Tropical Marine Fishes of Australia. Reed New Holland