Brown to grey body with dense spotting on back, becoming less dense on underside, spots on fins. Very similar to another widespread species Diodon hystrix, but has shorter, less dense and immobile spines. Juveniles blue with black spots, and pelagic, usually sheltering with floating weeds.
Max Size: 55 cm
Sea Temperature Range: 20.1-31.7°C
Depth: 1 - 141 m
Habitat: Coral Reef, Rocky Reef
IUCN Threat Status: Not Evaluated
Occurrence: Infrequent (4% 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: Few (2 per transect)
Abundance is calculated as the average number of individuals recorded per RLS transect, where present.